The Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL) often stands alone in Sacramento as a nonpartisan voice for the broad-based interests of the state’s marginalized and unorganized constituencies, such as the poor, consumers, the environment, and future generations.

Now, more than ever, CPIL’s voice is needed to challenge the government to be responsive and accountable to the interests of the general public in all aspects of governmental decisionmaking.

Since 1980, CPIL has served as a respected, nonpartisan advocate in all three branches of California government. CPIL is a recognized expert on the study of an extremely powerful, yet often overlooked, level of government: state regulatory agencies. In fact, it is the only entity in California that closely monitors these agencies, which are charged with public protection but are often dominated by members of the very profession they regulate.