About Us

Our team of researchers uncover the facts; our staff bring our findings to the public, through the media as well as one-on-one interactions; and our advocates are bringing the voice of the public to the halls of power on behalf of consumers.

An Independent Voice for Consumers

CoPIRG, Colorado Public Interest Research Group, is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society.

For decades, we’ve stood up for consumers, countering the influence of big banks, insurers, chemical manufacturers and other powerful special interests.

OUR TOP PRIORITIES

Using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation, CoPIRG stands up to powerful interests and delivers concrete results. 


 

STOP THE OVERUSE OF ANTIBIOTICS

The World Health Organization warns the dramatic rise of drug-resistant bacteria due to the overuse of antibiotics could mean "the end of modern medicine as we know it." CoPIRG is working to end the worst overuse, which occurs on factory farms that give antibiotics to healthy livestock. >LEARN MORE

RECLAIMING OUR DEMOCRACY

CoPIRG's statewide coalition collected 177,000 signatures for Amendment 65, to put Colorado on record against unlimited campaign spending by Super PACs and mega-donors. >LEARN MORE
 


ENERGY EFFICIENT COLORADO

By championing and winning a landmark energy efficiency law, we have helped Coloradans save more than $600 million on their energy bills. >LEARN MORE
 


 

When consumers are cheated or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists, CoPIRG, the Colorado Public Interest Research Group, speaks up and takes action. We uncover threats to public health and wellbeing and fight to end them, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation. CoPIRG’s mission is to deliver persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects consumers, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters responsive, democratic government.

CoPIRG And The Federation Of State Public Interest Research Groups


CoPIRG is an independent, state-based, citizen-funded organization that advocates for the public interest and is a member of U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups.

 

Since 1970, state PIRGs have delivered results-oriented citizen activism, stood up to powerful special interests, and used the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation to win real results on issues that matter.

 

Across the country, state PIRGs employ close to 400 organizers, policy analysts, scientists and attorneys, and are active in 47 states, with a federal lobby office in Washington, D.C. On national issues that impact Coloradans, we also coordinate our efforts, pool resources, and share expertise so that we can have the biggest impact — here in Colorado and for the country at large.

CoPIRG Staff — A Partial List

CoPIRG is an advocate for the public interest. When consumers are cheated, or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists, CoPIRG speaks up and takes action. We uncover threats to public health and well-being and fight for the public interest.

 

 

DANNY KATZ

State Director

(303) 573-7474 x 303

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 Lisa Ritland

 Field Director

 (303) 573-7474 x 316

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Funded By Our Citizen Members

Thousands of CoPIRG members and supporters fund the staff who conduct the research, public education and advocacy on important issues. You provide the clout we need to win real results.

Priority Action

The overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is threatening the effectiveness of lifesaving antibiotics. Call on the Food and Drug Administration to put an end to the worst practices.

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