Grin and bear it? Not a chance. Consumers from around the city joined with activists from Americans for Financial Reform at Monument Circle in Indianapolis on January 19th to show Congress what they think about the need for financial reform legislation.
Consumers posed in front of a Chase branch alongside a toy dog and requested that Congress, and Senator Evan Bayh in particular, choose “People over banks” and “Pass the CFPA”. Chase was one of the major recipients of bailout funds.
Senate Banking Committee members are making crucial decisions about consumer protection legislation now, and consumer advocates and activists are fighting to make sure the bill includes language to create a strong and effective Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA). The CFPA would serve as a “consumer watchdog” and help prevent abusive lending products and practices.
For more pictures of the protest, watch the slideshow below.