Category Archives: Financial Reform News

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Letter to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner concerning HAMP

July 28, 2009 Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner United States Department of the Treasury 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20220 Dear Secretary Geithner: As consumer, community and faith‐based organizations working to stop preventable foreclosures, we are deeply concerned by the slow pace at which many

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AFR Coalition Partners Highlight Loan Modifications

Organized by Americans for Financial Reform and their coalition partners, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and PICO National Network, held a press conference today highlighting testimony from homeowners whose lenders continue to drag their feet performing loan modifications, despite the Administration’s plan

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Contact Your Representative

To find out who your Representative is and how to contact him/her, go to this site. Write, email or call your Member of Congress and tell him or her: “I support the creation of a new agency – one that’s accountable to the public, and

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SEIU: U.S. Chamber, Big Banks Continue Attack on America’s Economic Recovery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Published July 21, 2009 5:06 PM Marcus Mrowka, 202-730-7759, marcus.mrowka@seiu.org Congress Must Not Buckle to Corporate Interests on Financial Reform WASHINGTON, DC— Today, the Service Employees International Union released a statement from Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger following reports that Congress is delaying action

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Ed Mierzwinski: 10 Reasons Not to Trust the Fed to Protect Consumers

In testimony last week by Fed Governor Elizabeth Duke (a former American Bankers Association official) and yesterday by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve has argued that it deserves to keep authority over consumer protection.  CONTINUE AT http://static.uspirg.org/consumer/archives/2009/07/ten_reasons_not.html