The Philadelphia Inquirer: Taking down dirty lenders

The Philadelphia Inquirer ran this excellent opinion piece on August 3.  Here’s an excerpt: Credit card and mortgage consumers need help to level the playing field. By Adam Benforado The $3-trillion-a-year consumer financial-services industry wants you to play a game with them, one on one.

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June and July, 2009

NTIC Community Meetings with the Federal Reserve July 16 – August 22 July 14- Click Here to view the day’s Events in Support of a Consumer Financial Protection Agency June 24- 5:30 PM,  Taxpayer-Shareholder Protest Meeting at Bank of America HQ, San Francisco. We’ll rally at

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Letter to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner concerning HAMP

July 28, 2009 Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner United States Department of the Treasury 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20220 Dear Secretary Geithner: As consumer, community and faith‐based organizations working to stop preventable foreclosures, we are deeply concerned by the slow pace at which many

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AFR Coalition Partners Highlight Loan Modifications

Organized by Americans for Financial Reform and their coalition partners, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and PICO National Network, held a press conference today highlighting testimony from homeowners whose lenders continue to drag their feet performing loan modifications, despite the Administration’s plan

Support the Fight to get Elizabeth Warren Nominated: Donate

Americans for Financial Reform has been fighting for over a year to fix our economy, protect consumers, and prevent another economic meltdown.  Now, we’re turning our attention to getting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau off to the powerful start it needs by supporting Professor Elizabeth

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CNN: New consumer protection agency meets resistance

By Jessica Yellin CNN National Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (CNN) — If you hold a credit card, mortgage or a student loan, Congress is considering a new agency designed to give you a lot more protection. Congress is considering a new agency designed to give consumers

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Contact Your Representative

To find out who your Representative is and how to contact him/her, go to this site. Write, email or call your Member of Congress and tell him or her: “I support the creation of a new agency – one that’s accountable to the public, and