Category Archives: AFR in the News

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My DD: Saying ‘No’ to Corporate America

My DD posted this article which refers to Americans for Financial Reform.   Here’s an excerpt: By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger By proposing financial reforms that won’t curb Wall Street excess, U.S. policymakers have offered an unacceptably weak response to our enormous financial crisis. If

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Roll Call: Financial Lobbyists Man the Battle Stations

Americans for Financial Reform appeared in this Roll Call article.  Excerpt: Consumer advocates are counting on Dodd to help push back on industry’s attempt to narrow reform. Groups such as Americans for Financial Reform have already started reaching out to the Banking panel’s staff to

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Roll Call: Coalition Battles Banking Lobby

Unions, Activists Unite on Reforms By Anna Palmer Roll Call Staff Nov. 4, 2009, 12 a.m. Watch out, banking lobbyists. Americans for Financial Reform believes it has your number.

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CNN: Are ‘Too Big To Fail’ Powers Just Too Big?

By Jennifer Liberto.  Excerpt: WASHINGTON (CNNMoney.com) — As Congress starts debating how to deal with financial firms deemed “too big too fail,” some lawmakers and advocates are worried about giving the executive branch expansive new powers over the financial sector. “Mr. Secretary, I’m not a

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Reuters: US House begins assembly of financial reform plan

Americans for Financial Reform was mentioned in this article from Reuters.  Excerpt: An umbrella group of consumer, community and civil rights groups, Americans for Financial Reform, said there was broad support for the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency and to regulate financial derivatives. The group

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Pocono Record: Jim Hightower on Outrageous Bank Fees

Jim Hightower:  Bank fees are more outrageous than ever before Excerpt: How’s this for gratitude? Wall Street bankers, whom we’ve propped up with a $12 trillion bailout, are quietly slipping offensive little notes into your and my monthly credit card bills and bank statements. The

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Press Coverage of AFR’s Launch

Press coverage of AFR launch 18 June 2009 The Hill Lobbyists dig in as Obama pushes financial overhaul By Silla Brush Posted: 06/16/09 07:27 PM [ET]http://thehill.com/business–lobby/lobbyists-dig-in-as-obama-pushes-financial-overhaul-2009-06-16.html The Obama administration on Wednesday will unveil its wide-ranging proposal to remake the financial regulatory system, but lobbyists across