Linda Sherry – February 1, 2016

Linda Sherry, Director, National Priorities, Consumer Action

Linda Sherry is a nationally recognized consumer advocate and expert on consumer and privacy rights. As director of national priorities for Consumer Action, she is responsible for the organization’s national advocacy work and for Consumer Action’s free, multilingual educational publications and website content. Sherry, who joined Consumer Action in 1994 from a background as a weekly newspaper reporter, established Consumer Action’s DC office in 2004.

Sherry, Consumer Action’s chief spokesperson, regularly responds to inquiries about consumer protection issues by the national and local media, Congress and federal regulators.

Before joining Consumer Action, Sherry was managing editor of AsianWeek in San Francisco from 1991-1994. Previously she was a reporter at The Almanac newspapers in Menlo Park, California; The New York Times Long Island Section, and The East Hampton Star in East Hampton, NY. She was a founding editor of the Sag Harbor Herald, a weekly newspaper in Long Island, NY.

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Consumer Action ( has been a champion of underrepresented consumers nationwide since 1971. By providing consumer education materials in multiple languages, a free national hotline, and annual surveys of financial and consumer services, Consumer Action helps consumers assert their rights in the marketplace and make financially savvy choices. Nearly 7,500 community and grassroots organizations benefit annually from its extensive outreach programs, training materials and support.