WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Take Justice Back is about accountability. Powerful corporations have lobbied for years to avoid accountability by insulating themselves from civil justice when they hurt and injure people. They do this using phrases like "tort reform" and "frivolous lawsuits." But the real story of the efforts to limit civil justice is far more tragic, with real human victims.
That is what's at stake. People just like you.
The four main goals of Take Justice Back are:
- Educate people on how and where their rights are being threatened and the corporate front groups behind these efforts;
- Motivate Americans by sharing real stories of people denied justice;
- Engage consumers through blogs, Twitter & Facebook;
- Empower activism by creating a portal where people can share their stories, send letters to Congress, sign petitions and submit their own blogs.
Our civil justice system is a last refuge for Americans hurt by the negligence or misconduct of others. It also helps make our country a better, safer place to live. The fact is, our environment is cleaner, our medicine is safer today thanks to lawsuits. And the car you drive? Look at the diagram below to see for yourself how the civil justice system has made cars better.