Jake Bittle and The Great Displacement: a Conversation about Housing Displacement and Climate Change On September 26, 2023 Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund hosted Jake Bittle, author of “The Great Displacement: Climate Change and the Next American Migration” along with housing experts and community
Washington, D.C. – On Oct. 3, at 12 pm ET (Time subject to change per end of arguments), Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) will host a virtual press briefing to review the oral arguments in one of this term’s most important Supreme Court cases concerning the stability of the American financial system and the future of consumer protection: CFPB v. CFSA, a constitutional challenge to the funding structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Elyse Hicks Discussed the Importance of a Strong CFPB at the Center for American Progress’ Event We are thrilled to announce that last week, our Consumer Policy Analyst, Elyse Hicks was a panelist during the Center for American Progress (CAP) conversation on the importance of
Increased capital requirements in the Fed, FDIC, and OCC’s Large Bank proposal strengthen the banks’ ability to withstand stresses that would otherwise imperil their financial viability and hurt depositors, customers and the economy. Robust capital levels prevent financial crises that have vastly disproportionate impacts on Black, LatinX and other underserved communities. AFR strongly urged the agencies to move forward on these proposals as more well-capitalized banks are better able to provide credit to customers and communities, advancing economic justice and helping the economy to work better for everyone.
The captivating short documentary “OpenGate SHUTDOWN,” produced by Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund, took center stage at the SOGO Film Festival. On Aug. 12, Ricardo Valadez, the private equity campaign manager at Americans for Financial Reform, joined a discussion about the impact of the Janesville, Wisconsin-based Private Equity firm, OpenGate Capital, on Hufcor Inc. and the Janesville community.
Please join the Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund (“AFREF”) to discuss lessons learned from stressed conditions in banking during 2023. Keynote speaker Graham Steele, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions, will speak to the takeaways for bank regulation and oversight, followed by a distinguished panel of banking, financial regulation and climate finance experts moderated by AFR-AFREF’s Advocacy & Legislative Director Renita Marcellin
Today, Our Senior Policy Counsel, Caroline Nagy, testified before the HFSC, Housing and Insurance Subcommittee titled “How Mandates Like ESG Distort Markets and Drive Up Costs for Insurance and Housing.”
Doctored by Wall Street: Policy Solutions for Private Equity in Healthcare A growing body of evidence has demonstrated that the private equity business model is incompatible with healthcare. AFR’s Policy Team has developed a set of policy recommendations to address private equity’s role in healthcare,
Today, our Senior Policy Analyst, Alexa Philo, testified before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy titled “Bank Mergers and the Economic Impacts of Consolidation.”
We are thrilled to announce that today, our Senior Policy Analyst, Alexa Philo was a panelist during a Bipartisan Policy Center business discussion on Bank Capital with the Federal Reserve Vice Chair, Michael Barr.