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Paul Volcker: How to Reform our Financial System

Paul Volcker, Chairman of the president’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board and former Federal Reserve Chairman, published this op-ed in the New York Times.  Here are excerpts: The phrase “too big to fail” has entered into our everyday vocabulary. It carries the implication that really large,

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NYT: Restarting Financial Reform

The New York Times published this editorial supporting President Obama’s proposal to break up the big banks.  Here is an excerpt: In calling for new limits on the size and activities of big banks, President Obama has given the effort to enact serious financial regulatory

Move Your Money!

Financial reform activists from around the nation are fueling a new campaign that encourages consumers to “Move Your Money” from the big bailed-out banks to small local banks. Your accounts with the big Wall Street banks are unwittingly helping to fund the fight against reform. 

What Caused the Crisis at AIG?

US Taxpayers spent $180 billion to bail out AIG – and bought an 80% stake in the company in the process.  Sign the open letter to AIG here! As taxpayers and majority shareholders in AIG, we ask that you immediately release all emails, internal accounting

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Inslee Amendment Letter of Support

U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C.  20515 December xx, 2009 Re: Support Rep. Inslee’s Systemic Risk and Stabilization Amendment Dear Member, As members of Americans for Financial Reform, a coalition of more than 200 consumer, employee, investor, community, business and civil rights groups, we write

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AFR Supports H.R. 4173

AFR sent the following letter to Congress regarding H.R. 4173 on December 9, 2009. Download the letter as a PDF. Dear Representative: The undersigned organizations strongly urge you to support H.R. 4173, the “Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009,” when it comes

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Miller-Moore Amendment Letter of Support

U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C.  20515 December 7, 2009 Re: Support Rep. Miller-Moore Amendment Dear Representative, As members of Americans for Financial Reform, a coalition of more than 200 consumer, employee, investor, community and civil rights groups, we write today in support of the