Monthly Archives: April 2010

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Americans for Financial Reform Hit the Streets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Advocates take advantage of Congressional recess to push for financial reform Washington, DC – Over this Congressional recess, Americans for Financial Reform, made up of more than 250 national, state and local consumer, labor, investor, civil rights, community, small business and senior citizen organizations

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Fact Check: Big Banks Must Pay Up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The so-called $50 billion “bailout slush fund” would force big banks to pay not taxpayers Washington, DC – Americans for Financial Reform denounces the misstatements by opponents of reform – including Senators Shelby and DeMint – that have been spreading surrounding a measure in the Senate financial

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Elizabeth Warren: Banks or Families?

Elizabeth Warren wrote this piece in Politico.  Here is an excerpt: Banks or families? For almost a year, the big banks and the American Bankers Association have presented that choice to Congress. Lobbyists argue that meaningful consumer protection will jeopardize the safety and soundness of

Financial Reform 101 with Prof. Elizabeth Warren

Tuesday, April 6 4:00 – 4:45 pm Eastern time AFR is hosting a special online discussion with Professor Elizabeth Warren and AFR Director Heather Booth for the general public. Sign up here! Find out about reform efforts in Congress—including the Senate bill currently being debated,

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Health Care Reform Also Reforms Student Lending

The Senate passed and the President signed into law a bill which will eliminate the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) student lending program.  Instead, all government loans will use the “Direct” lending program.   AFFIL applauds this change, as it will eliminate the subsidies to the