50th Anniversary Virtual Gala

Watch the Gala below!

This once in a lifetime event features speakers including Senator Ed Markey and Representative Jan Schakowsky, Former NHTSA Administrator Joan Claybrook, CAS founders Consumer Reports and Ralph Nader, Media personalities, and current government officials. Enjoy stories of the early days of CAS, hear from crash victims, and learn how CAS triumphed over auto company objections to requiring safety in all cars, saving countless lives along the way. We’re so excited to share this celebration with you. Enjoy!

There’s still time to make your 50th Anniversary Gift to CAS!

Motor vehicle crashes remain one of the primary causes of premature death, and the leading cause of death for those under age 30. These crashes cost the U.S. approximately $1 trillion every year. Sadly, the first six months of 2020 have resulted in the highest death rate per vehicle mile traveled in the U.S. in over a decade.

Yet, you – and safety – have an ally on the road. Since 1970, the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) has saved thousands of lives and millions of dollars by revolutionizing vehicle safety in the U.S. We played a major role in:

Making recall repairs free, Requiring airbags, Passing lemon laws in every state, Standardizing electronic stability control to reduce rollovers, Putting emergency exits in all new school buses, Writing and defending stronger fuel economy standards, Banning use of secret warranties, (just to name a few).

Our independence from the auto industry and other corporate interests has always given CAS the financial freedom to focus on consumer safety and protections.

Your support means that in the months ahead we will continue to fight to remove unsafe, defective vehicles from the road; insist that safety be the foundation of driverless vehicle technology; and engage in relentless government oversight.

It is the support of regular consumers like you, who only want safer cars and roads for yourself, family, and your neighbors, that makes this work possible. Thank You!

Thank you to our Event Sponsors:

Law Offices of Frank Branson

Santos Family Foundation

Consumer Reports

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin Foundation

American Association for Justice

Auto Care Association

Cuneo Gilbert LaDuca, LLP

Don Slavik

Christine Spagnoli

Bailey Glasser

Terry McCartney


Automotive Recyclers Association

Mehri Skalet, PLLC

Carl Nash

Jaime Jackson

Wendell Martens

Jeb Butler

Brad Kuhlman

Arthur Bryant

Mark Steinbach

Ed Cohen

Gallagher & Kennedy, PA


Friedman Research Corporation

James Lowe

Hon. Ann Brown

Steve Jakubowski

Beasley Allen