Category Archives: Statements and Press Releases

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Record Wall Street Bonusus

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Record Wall Street Bonuses January 19, 2010 “Hard-working Americans will not be ATMs for Wall Street” Just a year ago, Wall Street banks pleaded for taxpayers to bail them out to save us all from financial disaster.  We

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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

AFR Thanks Sen. Chris Dodd for His Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Lauren Weiner, 202-470-5870 DATE: January 6, 2010 AFR Hopes His Vision on Financial Regulatory Reform Will Carry Through Washington, DC – Americans for Financial Reform issued the following statement regarding Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd’s announcement that he will not run

AFR Joins Call for AIG to Come Clean with Emails, Accounting

DATE: December 21, 2009 Documents and Financial Models; Taxpayers Have A Right To Know Washington, D.C. – Following an op-ed in Saturday’s New York Times by former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer, Professor Frank Partnoy and Professor William Black, today, Americans for Financial Reform joined