For too long, the rules of Wall Street have been written by the bankers themselves.
This year, that has to change.
Americans for Financial Reform is a coalition of nearly 200 national, state and local consumer, labor, retiree, investor, community and civil rights organizations that have come together to spearhead a campaign for real reform in our banking and financial system. As we work to clean up the mess that Wall Street made, the job of rewriting the regulatory rulebook must not be left to the “experts” and market players who brought about the current state of affairs.
Americans for Financial Reform is an unprecedented coalition that has come together to make sure that the depth and breadth of popular anger and frustration are heard, to hold our elected leaders accountable, and to insist on a strong role for the public in making crucial decisions about our economic future.
We call for:
- Congress to put in place a real system with the resources and authority to police Wall Street.
- A consumer watchdog who can give the American people the security they expect and deserve when making financial decisions.
- Reforms that keep people in their homes and prompt smart investment in communities and businesses that create good jobs and strong neighborhoods.
Accountability, fairness, and security must be linchpins of financial reform; but these principles will win out only if the voices of the public prevail. So join us