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Joint Letter: AFL-CIO and Americans for Financial Reform sent a letter to the Senate opposing S. 488
October 11, 2018 – 2:19 pm

October 11, 2018
AFL-CIO and Americans for Financial Reform  wrote a letter to the Senate to state opposition to S. 488 (the so-called “JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018”) which has been passed by the …

Joint Letter: AFR and 12 organizations sent a letter opposing Eric Dreiband’s nomination as Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice
October 11, 2018 – 12:41 pm

AFR and 12 organizations opposed the nomination of Eric Dreiband to serve as the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice.

Letters to Congress: AFR and seven organizations sent a joint letter urging a vote against H.R. 5381
September 27, 2018 – 12:45 pm

September 27, 2018
Americans for Financial Reform sent a letter on behalf of the undersigned organizations, urging to Representatives to vote against HR 5381, the “GRATER Act”. HR 5381 mandates that Federal agencies transfer all credit …

Letters to Congress: AFR urges opposition to 6 bills in today’s Financial Services Commitee markup.
September 13, 2018 – 9:43 am

Americans for Financial Reform sent a letter to members of the House Financial Services Committee urging them to vote against 6 bills under consideration in today’s markup—HR 2128, HR 5534, HR 6021,HR 6741, HR 6743, …

Joint Letter: 28 organizations sent a letter to Congress urging opposition to HR 6743, The Consumer Information Notification Requirement Act
September 12, 2018 – 5:38 pm

AFR joined 27 organizations in signing onto this letter drafted by US PIRG urging the House Financial Services Committee to oppose HR 6743, a bill that replaces an existing narrow preemption provision with a sweeping provision that could not only eliminate all state data breach notice, data security and other privacy laws as they apply to financial institutions as broadly defined, but also forestall further state innovation to protect their citizens from future privacy and data security threats. One year after the Equifax breach, we are especially concerned that the committee is considering weakening data security and data breach laws, instead of strengthening them or passing legislation to make companies like Equifax more accountable to their victims.

Letters to Congress: AFR and three other organizations sent a joint letter to Congress urging opposition to HR 5059, the State Insurance Regulation Preservation Act
September 12, 2018 – 10:41 am

On September 12, 2018, Americans for Financial Reform, the Center for Economic Justice, the Consumer Federation of America, and US PIRG sent a joint letter urging Congress members to vote in opposition to HR 5059, …

Letters to Congress: AFR urges Senate Judiciary Committee to oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court
September 3, 2018 – 8:30 pm

“Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court would give him ample opportunity to weaken all independent agencies working within their Congressional mandate to protect the public, and thereby leave us all much more vulnerable to predatory practices as well as to actions that put the stability of the entire financial system at risk. We urge you to oppose his nomination.”

Joint Letter: Dozens of Civil Rights & Consumer Advocates Urge “NO” Vote on Kraninger for CFPB Director
August 22, 2018 – 10:37 am

“In fulfilling its vital mission to protect consumers from deceptive and unfair financial practices, the Bureau needs a Director who is a champion of consumer protection and an advocate for the rights of ordinary Americans against the predations of big banks and unscrupulous market actors. Ms. Kraninger has shown no track record and given no indication in her confirmation hearing or public statements that she would defend the interests of consumers. For that reason we cannot support her nomination.”