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AFR Event: Wall Street And The Next Recession – Protecting Main Street In The Next Economic Downturn
March 27, 2019 – 11:17 am

In just a few months the current economic expansion will be the longest on record. But an increasing number of economists are predicting that it might be nearing its end. In preparing for an eventual economic downturn, what should be done to avoid the policy mistakes that made the 2008-2010 recession so devastating?

AFR Event Upcoming July 24th: Regulating Wall Street — Ten Years Later, Where Do We Stand?
July 2, 2018 – 2:21 pm

Click on the announcement below to see the details of AFR’s July 24th event marking the tenth anniversary of the financial crisis, and to RSVP
Regulating Wall Street Ten Years Later July 24th Save The Date

Joint Event: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street
November 17, 2017 – 10:58 am

At a Nov. 16 forum co-hosted by AFR and the AFL-CIO, Sheelah Kolhatkar, author of the New York Times bestseller “Black Edge,” discusses the rise of a powerful new class of billionaire financiers who have used their vast reserves of concentrated wealth to rewrite the rules of capitalism and public policy.

AFR Event: Retirement Ripoff Counter Shows Losses of $532 Each Second Without Fully Enforced Fiduciary Rule
April 5, 2017 – 4:38 pm

A new “Retirement Ripoff Counter” unveiled today at an event with Senator Elizabeth Warren and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka shows how important it is that the fiduciary rule be fully implemented. Bad advice costs Americans $46 million a day, $1.9 million per hour, and $532 a second.

Joint Event: AFR Coalition Celebrates CFPB’s 5th Birthday
July 21, 2016 – 10:50 am

On July 21, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau turned five years old. In a joint statement, AFR and 25 allied organizations celebrated the bureau’s accomplishments. The AFR coalition also marked the occasion by hosting a …

AFR Executive Director Discusses Next Steps in Financial Reform
February 23, 2016 – 8:17 am

At Center for American Progress event, Lisa Donner assesses the accomplishments and promise of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

AFR Event: Hedge Funds & Private Equity – Transferring Wealth Upwards
November 17, 2015 – 10:51 am

“Do private funds drive positive change and improve efficiency? Or do they drive short-termism, job losses and systemic risk in our markets? Regulators have only just begun to shine a light on these funds, revealing a host of problems and raising many more questions about their operations. “

AFR Event: How the Other Half Banks
November 4, 2015 – 5:07 pm

“Join Senator Sherrod Brown, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Mehrsa Baradaran, Associate Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, for a discussion of her new book, How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy, and its implications for addressing American inequality. Baradaran’s book explores how American banks fail to serve nearly half of Americans, the abandoned public mission of banking, and the reality of banking inequality in the US.”