Call your senators and tell them that Jay Clayton is unqualified to lead the SEC!



If we don’t all take action, Jay Clayton – Trump’s dangerous pick to head the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – could be confirmed as soon as tomorrow. People already know that Clayton is bad news. In fact, some senators have already voted against confirming Clayton in the first round of voting, which took place a few weeks ago. Now we need to tell the rest of the Senate that he is a dangerous choice, and we’re watching how they vote.

Jay Clayton – best known as Wall Street’s bailout lawyer – has spent his entire career helping big banks skirt the rules and rake in profits, including in the aftermath of the financial crisis. And now Trump wants to put him in charge of protecting Americans from those very same bad apples.

We can’t let that happen. If the Senate doesn’t know that their constituents are paying attention – and that we’ll hold them accountable for the aftermath of having “Mr. Wall Street” in charge of our economy – they’ll confirm Clayton.

Call your senators and tell them that Jay Clayton is unqualified to lead the SEC!

Give the Capitol Switchboard a call at (202) 224-3121, and they’ll connect you with your Senators’ offices.

Here’s a sample script:

Hi, I’m [NAME] from [CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE], and I’m deeply concerned about Jay Clayton’s nomination to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. I strongly believe that he does not have our best interests at heart. Clayton represents Wall Street, not the American people.

Jay Clayton has worked on Wall Street for 15 years, is a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell – the go-to law firm for Wall Street banks, including Goldman Sachs. In addition, Clayton’s wife is a vice president at Goldman Sachs. He also played a leading role in the 2008 financial crisis, helping Goldman Sachs pocket $10 billion in bailout money.

As a constituent of Senator [X], I’m asking [him/her] to protect the American people and our economy by opposing Jay Clayton’s nomination. Thank you.

Thanks for making your voice heard. 

In solidarity,

The Stop Payday Predators Team

P.S. To learn more about what’s at stake, visit – and then share it with your friends and family to spread the word. 

Oppose Jay Clayton for SEC Chair – Indivisible Guide

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Trump’s SEC pick Jay Clayton clears Senate panel – Financial Times

Apr 4, 2017 – Trump’s SEC pick Jay Clayton clears Senate panel … Nominated to lead the top US securities regulator by President Donald Trump, Mr Clayton …

Daily Yopp! 3.19.17 – Oppose Jay Clayton for SEC Chair | Daily Yopp!

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Sample Scripts – Indivisible Yolo

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Daily Action | Facebook

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Allied Progress | Facebook

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Jan 4, 2017 – Clayton was announced as Trump’s pick to lead the SEC on … on the Senate Banking Committee, said he doubted Clayton’s desire to … “Trump’s preference for Wall Street insiders calls into question his … to know that he will represent them as zealously and as effectively,” Kelleher said in a statement.

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