It's not a coincidence that a document as basic as the Bill of Rights provided every American consumer with a trial by jury to present cases against products and services. The Founding Fathers knew that small companies could become large corporations, and that large corporations could become entrenched greedy interests. As with everything else, they sought to protect individual rights against those interests.

Bluntly: they were right. Today's America is overrun by corporate interests who are using their money and political power to rig the system. Until recently, at least consumers could team up to take on manufacturers, distributors or others - to get justice for fraud, malfunction and injuries. Today they can't.

The Supreme Court's ruling in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion gave companies a roadmap on how to avoid trials. The Court signed off on enforcing the forced arbitrartion clauses in contracts, which forbid you from joining others or take your case to a jury.  Instead, each consumer is forced into isolation – one person in arbitration against the entire abusive corporation – and companies hope and expect that consumers will decide just not to bother.

ConsumersCount.Org is the place where we'll all begin to fight back. Consumers will post their issues, other consumers who have had the same problems - or who are just flat out outraged - will see them. When enough consumers come together around the same case that happened to all of them, the Consumers Count team will step in to bring the fight to the corporations. How the process works is explained in more detail on our "How It Works" page.