Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine – Volunteers Discuss Home Funerals on Maine Public Radio

FCA Maine celebrated home funerals and funeral choice at Death Your Way:  Caring for Our Own Dead,  a day of hands-on workshops and lively discussion in November in Brunswick, Maine. You can listen to volunteers from FCA Maine talking about funeral choice on Maine Public radio’s Maine Calling public affairs program.  Chuck Lakin (FCA Maine… Read More >

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Become a Major Undertaker on this #GivingTuesday!

On this #GivingTuesday, how about donating to the only nonprofit in the US that stands up for the rights of grieving consumers? Yep, we know that every nonprofit is asking for your dollar today. Funeral Consumers Alliance isn’t every other nonprofit, though. We help with a universal human need, but we’re the one consumer group… Read More >

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Another Georgia county goes after green burial

In 2008, Bibb County, Georgia, enacted the only local municipal restrictions outlawing green burial that we have seen anywhere in the US. Now another county, Newton, is looking to go down the same misguided path. News coverage suggests that anti-Muslim fears are what’s really behind this new opposition to a planned cemetery that would allow… Read More >

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Making Love on Facebook

Well, making “like”, anyway. Laurie Powsner of the FCA of Princeton put together a short tutorial on how to easily share content on your FCA’s Facebook page. Swapping articles and stories from other FCA groups is an easy way to spread our message without reinventing the wheel. Facebook Love For FCA Let us know what… Read More >

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Cremation Sold Separately

Our new study of cremation prices and disclosures at 142 funeral homes around the country shows that nearly a fifth aren’t including the actual cost of the cremation in their advertised prices for direct cremation. Nearly the same number are violating existing Federal Trade Commission Rules that require funeral homes to list a price for… Read More >

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FCA to release study of hidden cremation fees and consumer protection violations Monday, September 12

Please share this release as widely as possible! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Contact: Jack Gillis, 202-737-0766 September 12, 2016 at 12:00PM Eastern Call-in: 800-247-5110 Passcode: CFACALL   NEW REPORT ON FUNERAL SERVICES:  THE COST OF DYING IS HARD TO DETERMINE AND WIDELY VARING IN PRICE  Press Teleconference to Reveal New Data on Costs, Price Disclosures… Read More >

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