Category Archives: Featured Story

Video: SNL Presidents Unite to Support the CFPA

Click here to watch!   Then call your Senators toll free (866-544-7573) and tell them to support financial reform. Will Ferrell, Fred Armisen, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Dana Carvey and Darrell Hammond, the Saturday Night Live actors who have played every American president since Gerald Ford


Tell the Senate to work for us, not for bankers! Join thousands of activists from around the country and call your Senators toll-free to tell them that we need real financial reform that will hold the big banks accountable. Call your Senators toll-free today! 866-544-7573

New TV Ad: Sen. Tester, Keep Fighting for Financial Reform

“That [Committee for Truth in Politics] ad is confusing a lot of folks, because it’s not true.” – Sen. Jon Tester [Billings Gazette, 2/10/10] Washington, D.C. – Americans for Financial Reform and Americans United for Change unveiled a new television ad today supporting Sen. Jon

Video: Wall Street Recklessness Cost 7 Million Americans Their Jobs

Wall Street CEOs legalized gambling through something called ‘derivatives,’ making bets on bets on bets. But when their luck ran out, it was our money they lost – our homes, our investments. Watch the ad below from AFR partners Americans United for Change and American

This Valentine’s Day, Break Up With Your Abusive Bank!

For Valentine’s Day, The Public Breaks Up With the Big Banks in a Boycott and Outreach Movement This Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to end your abusive relationship with the big banks that have a stranglehold on our country. They’ve been lying, gambling, cheating

Tell the Senate: We Need a Consumer Financial Protection Agency

Toasters, toys, Tylenol, title loans: one of these things is not like the others. We have government agencies in charge of regulating many consumer products, but not nearly enough attention is given to financial products.  With your help, that can change. Financial reform passed the

Take Action: Put the Banks on Notice

Wall Street banks threw our economy into crisis. Bailing them out cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars. It’s time to say enough, and send the banks a final notice. Since banks won’t rein themselves in, the government is going to have to do it. 

Move Your Money!

Financial reform activists from around the nation are fueling a new campaign that encourages consumers to “Move Your Money” from the big bailed-out banks to small local banks. Your accounts with the big Wall Street banks are unwittingly helping to fund the fight against reform. 

“Joy to the Banks” and Other Carols

This holiday season, sing your displeasure with big banks and the  way they wrecked the economy by joining in with these Bailout Carols (pdf) thanks to our friends at National People’s Action.  They’ve put together a few songs that reflect consumers’ displeasure with being left

It’s Not Such a Wonderful Life… has made the clever video below using everyone’s favorite holiday movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” to remind us of the woes facing many families this holiday season. In the midst of so much foreclosure, debt, and job loss, whose side are your representatives in