Call on your state attorney general to investigate Amazon price gouging

After the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency, U.S. PIRG Education Fund found severe price gouging for hand sanitizer and face masks on Amazon's online marketplace. Nearly 1 in 6 of the products sold directly by Amazon had price spikes 50 percent higher than the average price.

Despite efforts by online marketplaces and attorneys general, these problems continue. I urge you to protect consumers from being taken advantage of during this pandemic by investigating Amazon and other online marketplaces for enabling price gouging.