Category Archives: Financial Reform News

All Tricks, No Treats

The banks are going door-to-door but only handing out tricks — no treats. Banks are spending MILLIONS to defeat good financial reform that would prevent a future meltdown and help everyday people.  Enough is Enough!

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DC Premiere: American Casino

American Casino will take you for a spin around Wall Street’s roulette wheel for an inside look at exactly how big money’s shell game worked, and how it crashed. Join with other like minded individuals and community organizations who are demanding that congress change the

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Investor Protection Act Letter

October 26, 2009 The Honorable Barney Frank The Honorable Spencer BachusThe Honorable Paul E. Kanjorski The Honorable Scott Garrett RE:  October 1, 2009 Discussion Draft of the Investor Protection Act Dear Chairmen Frank and Kanjorski, Ranking Members Bachus and Garrett and Members of the Committee:

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AFR Letter on Investor Protection Act

RE:  October 1, 2009 Discussion Draft of the Investor Protection Act Dear Chairmen Frank and Kanjorski, Ranking Members Bachus and Garrett and Members of the Committee: As the Financial Services Committee moves to consider the Investor Protection Act (IPA), the undersigned organizations write to express

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Script for Calling Congress About the CFPA

Download this information as a PDF. Use this when contacting Congress and asking for support for the Consumer Financial Protection Agency.   Senate contact information: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm House contact information: https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml     SCRIPT:   Hi, my name is ____________ and I am calling from _________

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The CFPA: Problems and Solutions

Download this information as a PDF. Restore Confidence and Prevent Another Disaster: Support the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA), H.R. 3126   Problem: Seven different government agencies had the power to stop the reckless risk-taking that wrecked our economy, but they didn’t use it. Lax

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One Pager on the CFPA

Download this information as a PDF. The Consumer Financial Protection Agency would be a federal agency whose sole mission would be to protect consumer from dangerous financial products and practices. Why do we need the CFPA?   Because no one is watching out for consumers.

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IACS Joint Letter

October 20, 2009 Dear Representatives, The biggest banks and credit card companies have used the power they wield in the marketplace to push unfair business practices that are costing our members—retailers and individual consumers—tens of billions of dollars each year. The banking industry has moved