Category Archives: Action Alerts

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Take Action: We demand a democracy that works for us

We need a democracy where voters are protected from discrimination and can make themselves heard at the ballot box. A democracy that isn’t bought and paid for by the highest corporate bidder. And a democracy where ordinary Americans — more women, people of color, and working people — can run for office without relying on special interest Big Money.

Just imagine what a Congress that took our democracy seriously could accomplish. We must ensure that the For The People Act (H.R. 1), which the House of Representatives is introducing, is the strongest package possible of democracy reforms — to make sure government works for all of us.

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Take Action: It’s Past Time for Congress to Break up the Banks

The banks that caused the 2008 financial crisis with their greed and recklessness are even bigger now than they were ten years ago. Separating risky investment banking and “boring” commercial banking will help prevent financial crises – and bailouts – and refocus banks on serving their customers. Not only would this make bank activities less risky, it would make the institutions smaller, breaking up megabanks and leveling the playing field for smaller banks.