Category Archives: Events

Event: Senator Warren, AFR, Celebrate Victory in CFPB Case on Supreme Court Steps

Americans for Financial Reform joined Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other coalition members on the steps of the Supreme Court Thursday to celebrate the Court’s favorable ruling in CFPB vs. CFSA, a case in which the payday lending lobby, with the support of Wall Street, sought to destroy the funding mechanism of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Events: Alexa Philo, AFR’s Senior Policy Analyst, Joined a Panel for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee

Alexa joined the Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee on April 10 to speak to the importance of the regulators’ large bank capital proposals. She explained key parts of the proposal impacting derivatives clearing and why all participants in the commodities derivative markets, whether exchanged traded, cleared, or uncleared, should support the proposals in the interest of a stable, more resilient financial system. 

Event: Ranking Member Waters, Professor Anat Admati and Professor Jeremy Kress debunked myths about bank capital at Admati’s book event

Americans for Financial Reform, together with Better Markets, welcomed Anat Admati, Professor of Finance and Economics at the Stanford School of Business, together with esteemed panelist, Assistant Professor of Business Law at Michigan Ross, Jeremy Kress, to discuss the recent update to Anat’s co-authored book, The Bankers’ New Clothes: What’s Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It, which debunks myths about bank capital.

Event: Private Equity’s Attacks on Basic Human Needs

Wall Street private equity firms have experienced exponential growth, accumulating substantial influence across critical sectors of the economy. From corporate landlords displacing tenants to healthcare facilities suffering under private equity ownership, the impact is far-reaching.

Event: Reparations: How to Fund Them & Avoid a Wall Street Takeover

Join us for a pivotal fireside chat on March 7, 2024, at 2:00 PM, on the pressing issue of reparations. “Reparations: How to Fund Them & Avoid a Wall Street Takeover” brings together thought leaders Jeremy Bearer-Friend (George Washington University Law), Alvin Velazquez (SEIU), and moderator Ericka Taylor (Take On Wall Street and Americans for Financial Reform) for an in-depth discussion on innovative funding strategies for reparations and safeguarding the initiative from financial industry exploitation.