Monthly Archives: April 2010

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New York Leaders Rally for Real Financial Reform

New York leaders rally for real financial reform, call out Wall Street for its abuses and army of lobbyists fighting to block needed protections (See below for photos from this event) New York, NY—Today at New York City Hall, scores of community members joined elected

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USA Today: Payday Lenders Lobby for Regulation Exemption

USA Today reports: WASHINGTON — Payday lenders have stepped up their federal lobbying as Congress works on sweeping legislation to regulate banks and protect consumers from the risky financial practices blamed for the economic crisis. The Community Financial Services Association, which represents more than half

“Main Street Lobbyists” Visit Capitol Hill

Grassroots activists from around the country visited the Senate on Wednesday, April 28 with a clear message:  it’s time to pass financial reform.  Read about their visits here. These activists were part of the huge “Showdown” campaign to hold the banks accountable.  Under the campaign’s

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Letter of Support for Merkley-Levin Amendment

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, Americans for Financial Reform sent a letter to Senators Reid and Dodd expressing their strong support for the Merkley-Levin Amendment (modeled after the Merkley-Levin PROP Trading Act), which will strengthen provisions related to proprietary trading and conflicts of interest in