Category Archives: Letters and Statements

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AFR to Senators: Create a Sound and Functional Resolution Authority

February 1, 2010 The Honorable Christopher J. Dodd The Honorable Richard C.  Shelby The Honorable Robert P. Corker The Honorable Mark R. Warner Mr. Michael S. Barr Dear Chairman Dodd, We, the organizations comprising Americans for Financial Reform (AFR), are writing to convey our views

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AFR to Senator Dodd: Support Strong Reforms

February 1, 2010 The Honorable Christopher Dodd Chairman Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs 534 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C.  20510 Dear Senator Dodd: We are writing today to convey our strong support for comprehensive regulatory reform, and to reaffirm our view

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Organizational Letter in Support of Financial Speculation Taxes

Americans for Financial Reform, CMOC and other groups will send the following letter to Senator Harkin and Representative DeFazio.  If you represent an organization, click here to join us and sign the letter. ————— Dear Senator Harkin and Representative DeFazio: We, the undersigned organizations, are

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In Focus: Hearing Highlights Bonus Bonanza

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 22, 2010 In Focus: Hearing Highlights Bonus Bonanza Frank Zeros In On Out-of-Control Bonuses Washington, DC – Americans for Financial Reform released the following statement about the House Financial Services Committee’s hearing on executive compensation today. Maureen Thompson, Executive Director,

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AFR Stands With President Obama To Rein In The Big Banks

Washington, DC – Americans for Financial Reform released the following statement about President Obama’s proposal to limit the size and investments of big banks. Heather Booth, Executive Director, Americans for Financial Reform: “Today the President has signaled the beginning of the end of “too big

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Commodity Markets Oversight Coalition – Joint Principles

JOINT STATEMENT OF SHARED PRINCIPLES FOR NEEDED REFORMS IN THE FUTURES/DERIVATIVES MARKETS AS REVISED AND AGREED TO AT THE JOINT MEETING OF MEMBERS OF THE COMMODITY MARKETS OVERSIGHT COALITION AND THE AMERICANS FOR FINANCIAL REFORM January 7th, 2010 Members of the Commodity Markets Oversight Coalition

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