Category Archives: Letters and Statements

In The News: Wall Street Braces for More Rules With Trump-Era FDIC Chief Gone (Bloomberg News)

“Having a Fed vice chair for supervision is crucial to a progressive agenda,” said Renita Marcellin, a senior banking policy analyst at Americans for Financial Reform, which has called for a halt on all bank mergers, more rules for cryptocurrency firms and a crackdown on the private equity industry. “There’s a lot more to do than simply repairing the damage caused by Trump regulators.”

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Letters to Regulators: Memo to ED Supporting Continuity of Education From Carceral Setting to Reentry In Regulations on Pell Grants for Prison Education Programs

AFREF joined a memo to ED establishing their obligation to support education in reentry as Pell has been reinstated for incarcerated individuals and more individuals who will now begin a postsecondary education inside will not finish their degree within the correctional setting and will instead have to finish during reentry. The paper also demonstrates the types of support Prison Education Programs (PEP) could provide to help with the ‘education continuum’ from college inside to education outside.

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Letters to the Administration: Letter Urging Ambassador Susan Rice to Protect Civil Rights in the Use of Data-Driven Technologies

AFREF joined a letter urging Ambassador Susan Rice to place a high priority on ensuring data-driven technologies, including algorithmic decision making, artificial intelligence, and machine learning increasingly used to make important decisions about people’s lives, protect civil rights, prevent unlawful discrimination, and advance equal opportunity.