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AFR Policy Brief: The Toys R’ Us Bankruptcy And Private Equity Predation
May 10, 2018 – 3:54 pm

AFR released the policy brief linked below concerning the role of private equity in the Toys R’ Us bankruptcy and the importance of taking action to limit private equity predation on the businesses they own.
The …

Testimony: AFR Policy Director Marcus Stanley Testifies to Maryland Financial Regulatory Commission
December 5, 2017 – 2:10 pm

AFR policy director Marcus Stanley testified to the Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission on progress in financial regulation
Testimony Before Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission — Marcus Stanley
AGENDA and VIDEO (See December 5th Meeting):
http://dls.maryland.gov/policy-areas/maryland-financial-consumer-protection-commission
 

Press Briefing: Senator Jeff Merkley Joins Barney Frank and Public-Interest Advocates in Decrying Dodd-Frank Rollback Threat
December 10, 2014 – 6:06 pm

In a telephone press briefing, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and former Representative Barney Frank, co-author of the landmark 2010 financial reform law, outlined the dangers of a House spending-bill provision that would repeal an important piece of the Dodd-Frank Act. They were joined by Damon A. Silvers, director of policy and special counsel for the AFL-CIO; Nancy Zirkin, executive vice president of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; and Lisa Donner, executive director of Americans for Financial Reform.

Capitol Hill Briefing: Restoring Investor Rights
October 15, 2013 – 7:54 pm

The use of mandatory arbitration in disputes between investors, on the one hand, and brokers or other investment professionals, on the other. Hosted by Americans for Financial Reform, North American Securities Administrators Association and Public Citizen

Back to Basics: Remaking the Financial Sector To Work for Main Street – July 18 Forum
July 17, 2013 – 11:49 am
Back to Basics: Remaking the Financial Sector To Work for Main Street – July 18 Forum

A Policy Forum on the Small-Business Stake in Big-Bank Reform
 
Five years after the 2008 crisis, the financial world remains dominated by a half dozen megabanks which continue to engage in speculative activities for their own …

Wall Street Speculation Tax – Webinar Highlights
June 24, 2013 – 2:51 pm
Wall Street Speculation Tax – Webinar Highlights

A Tool for Financial Stability & Economic Recovery
Webinar Briefing Sponsored by:
AFL-CIO  |  Americans for Financial Reform  |  Center for Economic and Policy Research
Communications Workers of America  |  The Main Street Alliance  |  Public Citizen
 JUNE 10, …

Municipal Finance: Preventing Exploitation of Taxpayers and the Public
April 1, 2013 – 3:31 pm
Municipal Finance: Preventing Exploitation of Taxpayers and the Public

Congress and the SEC need to stand firm in supporting the common-sense principle that all those providing financial advice to municipalities must put the best interests of taxpayers first.

AFR Press Advisory: Municipal Finance – Preventing Exploitation of Taxpayers And The Public
March 1, 2013 – 11:20 am

Audio recording of this tele-conference available by calling (605) 562-3099. Reference (call) #6. Enter Access Code 815383#.