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And the Phony Outrage Is…

The FTC receives more complaints about the debt collection industry than any other (500,000 complaints in 5 years) but has only acted on 10% of them. The FTC has only acted on EIGHT of the complaints it’s received about debt collection. That’s .0016%!  This is

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Guess again, or see the real answer here. You can’t sue your credit card company in court. You have to use a private “arbitrator” to settle any disputes.  But – surprise – arbitrators side with credit card companies over 90% of the time.  Read more

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And the Phony Outrage Is…

Only oil companies give more money to Congress than banks Big Banks donate MORE to Congress than Big Oil! So far in 2010, Congress has received over $24 million from Securities and Investment Firms, Commercial Banks, and Miscellaneous Finance companies, compared to less than $6

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Toolkit for National Senate Call-In Week

**Note: The toll-free number will remain active until March 12, so keep calling!** Thanks for participating in National Senate Call-In Week, March 1-4, 2010. The following tools may be useful to your organization during this effort. Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about

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Derivatives One-Pager

Support Strong Derivatives Regulation Congress cannot protect the U.S. financial system without acting to regulate over-the-counter derivatives, which brought down AIG at a cost of $134 billion to taxpayers. The five biggest banks dominate the derivatives market and want to maintain the status quo, since

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CFPA One-Pager

Support Strong Protection for Consumers Consumer Financial Protection Agency Meaningful financial reform must make the marketplace safer for all Americans.  It must include an independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) to ensure fairness and safety for American consumers.  Without it, the reform effort will fail

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Field Toolkit: House, Senate, and Conference Materials

This page has been created as a document resource for the AFR Field team and coalition partners. Documents will be updated and added on a regular basis.  Please contact Eileen Toback (eileen@ourfinancialsecurity.org | 202/263-4553) with questions. Conference Click here for the US PIRG scorecard. Top