Watch a Debate about Financial Reform

On Tuesday November 17, Damon Silvers of the AFL-CIO debated Ed Yingling of the American Bankers Association about how best to reform our financial system and restore the economy. Visit the Aspen Institute for more information and watch below!

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Politico: SEIU’s Stern to Lead Goldman Protest

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein may have had his tongue in his cheek when he said his bankers were doing “God’s work,” but the company’s critics aren’t laughing. In fact, a couple hundred of them — led by Service Unions International Union president Andy Stern

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My DD: Saying ‘No’ to Corporate America

My DD posted this article which refers to Americans for Financial Reform.   Here’s an excerpt: By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger By proposing financial reforms that won’t curb Wall Street excess, U.S. policymakers have offered an unacceptably weak response to our enormous financial crisis. If

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Sherman Amendment Letter of Support

House Financial Services Committee 2129 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C.  20515 November 17, 2009 Dear Chairman Frank, Ranking Member Bachus, and Members of the Committee, As members of Americans for Financial Reform, a coalition of nearly 200 consumer, employee, investor, community and civil rights

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Roll Call: Financial Lobbyists Man the Battle Stations

Americans for Financial Reform appeared in this Roll Call article.  Excerpt: Consumer advocates are counting on Dodd to help push back on industry’s attempt to narrow reform. Groups such as Americans for Financial Reform have already started reaching out to the Banking panel’s staff to

Goldman Sachs Protest Slideshow

National People’s Action and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) organized hundreds of taxpayers to converge on the Washington headquarters of Goldman Sachs on November 16 to demand an end to multi-billion dollar bonuses and the Too Big To Fail Doctrine and call for immediate Congressional

AFR Supports Overdraft Lending Reform

Americans for Financial Reform and our partners sent these letters (House, Senate, both links are PDFs) to Congress stating our strong support for overdraft reform.  New bills introduced in the House and Senate take dramatic steps to protect consumers from sneaky overdraft loans.  You can