Americans for Financial Reform and allies delivered a petition with over 60,000 signatures to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (Fed), along with a letter signed by ten organizations. The petition and letter call on the Fed to address climate-related financial risks by issuing climate
The Federal Reserve should move quickly to reverse Trump-era deregulatory measures, complete rules required under the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, and tackle challenges to improve fairness and equity in the financial system, according to Renita Marcellin, senior policy analyst at Americans for Financial Reform.
AFREF sent a roadmap for action to the Federal Reserve.
AFREF and CRL led a letter calling for the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to reject a proposed merger between TD Bank and First Horizon Bank.
Letter to Regulators: Letter to the Federal Reserve on the Community Reinvestment Act Proposed Rulemaking
Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund, along with 25 undersigned organizations, is pleased to submit comments responding to the Joint Notice of Public Rulemaking (NPR) from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively “the agencies”) regarding changes to the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA).
News Release: Community Reinvestment Act Regulatory Update Offers Opportunity to Address Climate Crisis
A coalition of groups aiming to further financial inclusion, affordable housing, and racial and climate justice called for strengthened environmental justice provisions as the comment period for an update of the rules implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) comes to a close.
Letters to Regulators: Letter in Response to the Federal Reserve’s RFI on a Central Bank Digital Currency
AFREF and Demand Progress submitted a letter in response to the Federal Reserve’s Request for Information on a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). In the submission, we urge the Fed to consider privacy and fraud protection, and also point to other alternatives to CBDC the Fed could pursue to promote broader financial inclusion.
With the confirmation of Lisa Cook to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, we should take a moment to celebrate the historic moment. Lisa Cook will join the board as the first Black woman governor. Philip Jefferson will soon become only the fourth Black man to serve on the board. With Lael Brainard as Vice Chair, the Fed Board, long a preserve of white men, is starting to look more like the country as a whole.
Letters to Regulators: Comments to the Federal Reserve on Firms’ Eligibility to Gain Access to Privileged Fed Reserve Accounts and Services
AFREF sent a comment letter to the Federal Reserve on firms’ eligibility to gain access to privileged Fed Reserve accounts and services.
News Release: Unions, Civil Rights, Financial and Environmental Justice Groups Back President Biden’s Slate of Federal Reserve Nominees
In a letter addressed to Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, a coalition of 97 unions, civil rights, financial, and environmental groups declared their support for Dr. Lisa Cook, Dr. Philip Jefferson, and Sarah Bloom Raskin, all nominated by President Joe Biden to serve on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors.