Category Archives: Letters and Statements

AFR Applauds President’s Announcement Of Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee

AFR Applauds President’s Announcement Of Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee;  Urges Additional Actions To Protect Consumers And Hold Wall St. Accountable Groups Also Urge Congress To Pass Financial Speculation Tax Washington, D.C. – Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) released the following statement today on the President’s

AFR to Big Wall Street Banks: Come Clean Before Angelides Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 13, 2010 Washington, DC – As the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission kicks off its first public hearing today, Americans for Financial Reform calls on big banks to not only justify their reckless behavior but also explain why they are working

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Cantwell’s Legislation Is A Large Step In Right Direction on Derivatives; Congress Needs Make Sure All Such Transactions Are Regulated either at the state or federal level

DATE: November 10, 2009 Heather Booth, Director, Americans for Financial Reform: “Americans for Financial Reform (AFR), and our over 200 coalition partners, thank Senator Cantwell for introducing legislation today to close the derivatives loophole. Senator Cantwell calls the derivatives “a sophisticated form of gambling,” with

Coalition Urges Congress to Take on Big Banks and Protect Consumers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Doug Gordon, 202-822-5200 DATE: October 7, 2009 Americans for Financial Reform: Congress Needs To Take On Big Banks, Protect Consumers Draft Legislative Language On Derivatives Is Not Enough; All Transaction Need to Be Transparent Washington, DC – Americans for Financial Reform

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AFR Urges Congress to Regulate the Derivatives Markets

Americans for Financial Reform (“AFR”) is a coalition of nearly 200 national, state and local consumer, employee, investor, community and civil rights organizations who seek meaningful reform of our banking and financial system. A list of the AFR coalition members is attached. AFR writes to

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Letter to Senators Dodd and Shelby on February 24, 2010

On February 24, Americans for Financial Reform sent a letter to Senator Dodd and Senator Shelby regarding their draft of the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2009 (“Stability Act”). Letter from AFR to Dodd Shelby (February 24, 2010)