Category Archives: Letters and Statements

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What the Senate’s Wall Street Reform Bill Means

Key Provisions Go a Long Way Preventing Another Financial Crisis Washington, DC – The historic Wall Street reform legislation passed by the Senate on May 20 will have an impact on Main Street as well as Wall Street. The big banks will make every effort

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Poll Results Warn Senators: Hold Fraudsters Accountable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: May 17, 2010 Poll Results Warn Senators: Hold Fraudsters Accountable CLICK HERE FOR POLL: MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS OF AMERICANS UNLIKELY TO VOTE FOR SENATORS WHO OPPOSE AMENDMENT TO FINANCIAL REFORM BILL TO HOLD KNOWING FRAUD AIDERS AND ABETTORS ACCOUNTABLE TO INVESTORS

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AFR Demands An Up or Down Vote on Merkley-Levin Amendment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: May 16, 2010 AFR Demands An Up or Down Vote on Merkley-Levin Amendment Washington, DC – Americans for Financial Reform is tired of opposition ploys to undermine Wall Street reform. After filibustering the entire bill for days and then failing at

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Wall Street Influence, By the Numbers

$1.4 MILLION…The amount that the finance industry is spending every day to influence Congress. $600 MILLION…The amount that the six big banks and their trade associations have spent on lobbying, trade association activity, and political contributions since the first major federal bailout of Bear Sterns in March

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AFR Applauds Senate for Bringing Truth to Credit Ratings

Washington, DC – Americans for Financial Reform praises the Senate for passing Sen. Al Franken’s amendment to reduce conflict of interest for credit rating agencies. Heather Booth, Director, Americans for Financial Reform: “We are pleased the Senate took action on ensuring all the information provided

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AFR Supports Reed Amendment #3958 to End Private Equity Exemption

United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator, We write on behalf of the over 250 member organizations of Americans for Financial Reform to urge a yes vote on the Reed-Johnson-Brown amendment offered to Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 (S. 3217). As you

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CMOC: Wall Street Dupes Big Business Into Fighting Against Reform

For immediate release                              Contact: Simone Allen (404) 692-5102 May, 11, 2010 Wall Street Dupes Big Business Into Fighting Against Reform End User Coalition Calls on Procter & Gamble, Caterpillar, Apple and Others to Leave Sham Coalition As the U.S. Senate debates measures to hold Wall