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Stiglitz, Other Experts, Urge Congress to Protect Taxpayers from Banks’ Risky Products
June 10, 2010 – 10:40 am

Stiglitz, Other Experts, Urge Congress To Protect Taxpayers from Banks’ Risky Products

Nobel Prize winner warns against putting the government at risk for Big Banks’ deceptive practices
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Stiglitz in Politico: Conference Must Preserve Strongest Provisions
June 9, 2010 – 9:59 am

Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz writes in Politico about the upcoming Conference Committee between the House and Senate.  He writes:
The future of improved financial regulations depends largely on how the differences between the House …

SIGN OUR PETITION
June 9, 2010 – 8:55 am
SIGN OUR PETITION
AFR to Congress: Protect Investors and Impose a Fiduciary Duty on Swaps Dealers
June 9, 2010 – 8:48 am

Chairwoman Blanche Lincoln
328A Russell Building
Washington, DC 20510
Ranking Member Saxby Chambliss
328A Russell Building
Washington, DC 20510
Chairman Collin Peterson
1301 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Ranking Member Frank Lucas
1305 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Members:
On behalf of Americans …

What Are Your Senators’ Financial Reform Grades?
May 26, 2010 – 9:06 am

U.S. PIRG has graded Senators on their votes on financial reform.  Click here to find out how yours stack up!
From their press release:
“Looking at how a Senator votes on one final passage vote isn’t enough,” …

AFR Letter on Pending Derivatives Amendments
May 20, 2010 – 2:23 pm

Senator
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Re: Pending Derivatives Amendments
Dear Senator:
We write on behalf of Americans for Financial Reform, an unprecedented coalition of over 250 national, state and local groups who have come together to reform …

AFR Opposes Amendment #4110 to Replace Sec. 716 Derivatives Anti-Bailout Provision with a Study
May 19, 2010 – 10:49 am

May 13, 2010
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Re: Oppose Amendment #4110 to Replace Sec. 716 Derivatives Anti-Bailout Provision with a Study
Dear Senator,
The over 250 consumer, employee, investor, community and civil rights groups who …

AFR Warns About Weakening Efforts In Disguise
May 17, 2010 – 7:48 am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: May 14, 2010
Washington, DC – After failing in attempts to overtly weaken the bill, opponents of Wall Street reform are now looking to usurp the bill in anyway possible. Americans for Financial …