Category Archives: Financial Reform News

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Call Congress toll-free at 866-544-7573!

Here’s what’s on deck today, June 23, in the financial reform Conference Committee. Today the conference committee is considering the “Volcker Rule” to ensure that banks do not make risky proprietary bets with taxpayer-backed deposit funds, or invest in risky  private equity or hedge funds.

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Position Papers

Americans for Financial Reform is committed to making sure that the financial sector is working for all Americans. We need to rebuild the economy on a strong, solid foundation so that the bankers on Wall Street don’t control what happens on your street. More information

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Sample Action Alert for Call-In Days

SUBJECT:  The Showdown Is On!  It’s Main Street vs. Wall Street Dear x, The Showdown has begun!  It’s Wall Street vs. Main Street – and we need YOU as we fight the big Wall Street banks to make sure the Senate stands with us! The

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Toolkit for National Senate Call-In Week

**Note: The toll-free number will remain active until March 12, so keep calling!** Thanks for participating in National Senate Call-In Week, March 1-4, 2010. The following tools may be useful to your organization during this effort. Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about

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AFR Response to Chamber of Commerce multi-million dollar hoodwink

Click here to download letter to Senate in response to Chamber of Commerce Dear Members of Congress: Today, a US Chamber of Commerce delegation will descend on Capitol Hill to tell you why you should oppose the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA).  They will

CFPA One-Pager

Support Strong Protection for Consumers Consumer Financial Protection Agency Meaningful financial reform must make the marketplace safer for all Americans.  It must include an independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) to ensure fairness and safety for American consumers.  Without it, the reform effort will fail

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Field Toolkit: House, Senate, and Conference Materials

This page has been created as a document resource for the AFR Field team and coalition partners. Documents will be updated and added on a regular basis.  Please contact Eileen Toback ( | 202/263-4553) with questions. Conference Click here for the US PIRG scorecard. Top