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Congressional Testimony: Renita Marcellin, AFR’s Advocacy and Legislative Director, Testifies Before the HFSC, Financial Institutions and Monetary Policy Subcommittee

On November 7th, AFR’s Advocacy and Legislative Director Renita Marcellin testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Monetary Policy supporting the Basel Endgame capital proposals. These capital proposals work to build a more resilient financial system and enable banks to better support the

In The News: Banks change their tack in navigating the culture war

“When we talk about the [North Carolina] bathroom bills of 2016 and 2017 compared to now, my first response is, well, they haven’t felt that the public pressure that they would be feeling to do something is worth more than the financial benefit they have from doing nothing,” said Mandla Deskins, an advocacy manager for Take on Wall Street, an activist coalition that pushes for financial reform. “That is the calculation that I would assume banks are always making,” Deskins added, “because it’s not like they have some long-standing position against hate.”