The National Consumer Protection and Enforcement Council (NCPEC) is an association of non-profit consumer organizations that was established in 2020 to advance the consumer interest through research, advocacy, and education.

NCPEC is a research, advocacy, education, and service organization.

  • NCPEC investigates consumer issues, behavior, and attitudes through surveys, focus groups, investigative reports, economic analysis, and policy analysis as a research organization. The findings of such research are published in reports that assist consumer advocates and policymakers as well as individual consumers. They provide an important basis for the policy positions and work of the organization.
  • As an advocacy organization, NCPEC works to advance pro-consumer policies on a variety of issues before Congress, the White House, federal and state regulatory agencies, state legislatures, and the courts. We communicate and work with public officials to promote beneficial policies, oppose harmful ones, and ensure a balanced debate on issues important to consumers.
  • As an education organization, NCPEC disseminates information on consumer issues to the public and news media, policymakers, and other public interest advocates. To do so, we utilize reports, books, brochures, news releases, press conferences, a newsletter, conferences, forums, and this website. Of special importance are the online newsletter NCPEC news Update, three annual conferences – Consumer Assembly, financial services conference, and food policy conference.
  • As a service organization, NCPEC assists individuals and organizations. Our principal service to individuals is through the America Saves campaign which we organized in 2000 and have managed since then. Our services to organizations, with a special focus on NCPEC member groups, includes NCPEC news Update, our three annual conferences, our State and Local Resource Center, our Consumer Cooperative Advisory Group, and our annual Awards Dinner that recognizes distinguished public, consumer, and media service.