Hold on to your outrage- it’s World Consumer Rights Day
No, it really is. On 15 March 1963, President John F Kennedy first outlined the concept of consumer rights, and the date has been celebrated as a call to action ever since. Well, since 1983 anyway.
The World Consumer Rights Day group was set up to “promote the basic rights of all consumers, for demanding that those rights are respected and protected, and for protesting the market abuses and social injustices which undermine them.” Kind of exactly the same as what we do here at BitterWallet. But probably with fewer nob jokes.
As if the concept of a whole day dedicated to consumer rights weren’t exciting enough, since 2003, each year has had a different theme, and today’s is “Fairness in Financial Transactions”. No bandwagon jumping going on here, I am sure.
So have you seen or heard of any WCRD events going on near you? No? Well that’s because YOU haven’t done anything about it. You must
- Stage a media stunt to Show banks the yellow card.
- Let consumers speak for themselves by recording Vox Pops.
- Publicise World Consumer Rights Day on your own website or on printed material with the WCRD 2011 logos in Media Resources.”
Of course, tomorrow, all these well-meaning people (in America) will go back to their hum drum lives, just waiting for WCRD 2012 (untitled) to bring some excitement back into their lives. We at BitterWallet do not have that luxury. We cannot go back to our lives and ignore the consumer injustice that threatens our very existence.
We will fight on, tomorrow, Thursday and maybe even Friday as well...