About Us

Commercial Alert became a project of Public Citizen in 2011. Commercial Alert’s mission is to keep the commercial culture within its proper sphere, and to prevent it from exploiting children and subverting the higher values of family, community, environmental integrity and democracy.

Since our founding in 1971, Public Citizen has served as the people’s voice in the nation’s capital, working to ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power.

Public Citizen is a nonprofit organization that does not participate in partisan political activities or endorse any candidates for elected office. We accept no government or corporate money – we rely solely on foundation grants, publication sales and assistance from our members and supporters.

To learn more about Public Citizen and its other work, visit www.citizen.org.

For questions or concerns, please email Commercial Alert Campaign Coordinator, Kristen Strader, at kstrader@citizen.org or call at 202-588-7785.


Kristen Strader, Campaign Coordinator

Kristen Strader is the Campaign Coordinator for Public Citizen’s Commercial Alert. She previously worked as a community organizer in Baltimore for Power in Dirt where she assisted residents in growing their own food and adopting sustainable practices to address food insecurity and environmental degradation. Kristen received a MPP from American University where she focused on social justice and sustainability issues related to food insecurity. Kristen’s email address is kstrader@citizen.org