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World Consumer Rights Day

On March 15 1962 US President John F. Kennedy gave a speech on consumer rights which led to the creation of the Consumer Bill of Rights. Consumer rights activist Anwar Fazal later proposed the observance of a 'World Consumer Rights Day' marking that date, and on 15 March 1983 consumer organizations...

World Consumer Rights Day

On March 15 1962 US President John F. Kennedy gave a speech on consumer rights which led to the creation of the Consumer Bill of Rights. Consumer rights activist Anwar Fazal later proposed the observance of a 'World Consumer Rights Day' marking that date, and on 15 March 1983 consumer organizations began observing that date as an occasion to promote basic rights of consumers.
World Consumer Rights Day is an annual occasion for celebration and solidarity within the international consumer movement. Participants observe the day by promoting the basic rights of all consumers, demanding that those rights are respected and protected, and protesting about the market abuses and social injustices which undermine them.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Consumer_Rights_Day#World_Consumer_Rights_Day

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