Kevin,

For years, Republicans in Congress have made it their mission to eliminate the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The Act, passed just after the 2008 financial crisis, created critical consumer safeguards like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which aims to protect ordinary Americans from the predatory abuses of Wall Street.

And now, they’re on the verge of doing just that.

The Republican alternative to Dodd-Frank, the Financial CHOICE Act, does away with nearly all those safeguards. It is, in short, a blank check for Wall Street. And the House of Representatives is planning to hold a vote on the CHOICE Act as soon as Wednesday, June 7th.

Use this call tool to tell your members of Congress to stand with ordinary Americans, not Wall Street banks, by voting NO on the Financial CHOICE Act.

Since the CFPB was created six years ago, the Consumer Bureau has helped return nearly $12 billion to over 29 million Americans who have been taken advantage of by the financial system. We simply cannot afford to allow Wall Street banks to return to the predatory practices that led to the Great Recession.

Thanks for making your voice heard.

The Stop Payday Predators Team

TELL CONGRESS:

DON’T GUT the RULES
on WALL STREET

Republicans in the House of Representatives are pushing a dangerous bill to repeal the rules put in place after the financial crisis – and gut consumer protections.

Tell your members of Congress not to give Wall Street and the big banks a free pass. Vote NO on Wall Street’s “CHOICE Act.”

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Why reform Wall Street?

Because a handful of hedge fund managers make more money per year than all of the kindergarten teachers in America put together.

Because the five biggest banks are bigger now than they were before the financial collapse of 2008.

Because we pay sales taxes on everything we buy – from a gallon of gas to a bag of groceries – but Wall Street doesn’t pay a single penny in transaction taxes on hundreds of millions of dollars of financial products they buy and sell every day.

Because the richest 1% has captured 90% of all income growth since the recovery began.

Because seven of the last nine Treasury Secretaries came from Wall Street banks – or went to work for one afterwards.

Because the financial industry spends nearly $1 million per day lobbying members of Congress.

Our Agenda

The financial system is broken. Here are the tools to fix it.

Close the “carried interest” loophole
Wealthy private equity and hedge fund managers take advantage of a special loophole to pay a lower tax rate than ordinary Americans. The billionaires who benefit spend millions on lobbyists and campaign donations to preserve this unfair loophole. Read more…

End Too Big to Fail and make banks smaller, simpler, and safer
The 2008 crisis was a painful reminder that our political and financial systems are dominated by a small number of mega-banks that are too powerful, too risky, and too complicated. Let’s break up the big banks and reinstate the firewall between consumer and investment banking that served our country well for over sixty years. Read more…

Make Wall Street pay its fair share through a Wall Street Speculation Tax
Some people say we can’t afford good schools, or safe bridges, or even a secure retirement system. But a tiny tax on the sale of Wall Street financial products would generate hundreds of billions of dollars to invest in our communities – and it would also discourage short-term speculation. We pay taxes when we buy everything from a gallon of gas to a bag of groceries. Why shouldn’t Wall Street traders pay a tax when they trade risky, complicated derivatives? Read more…

Stop subsidizing multi-million dollar CEO bonuses: End the CEO Bonus Loophole
Because of yet another loophole, corporations can deduct millions of dollars in CEO pay from their taxes as long as the pay is “performance based,” like stock options and bonuses. This incentivizes risky behavior focused only on short-term results. What’s worse, it’s also a tax-payer funded corporate subsidy of over $5 billion per year for big CEO pay at a time when executives are already paid more than 300 times the average worker. Read more…

End predatory lending and increase access to fair banking services
Predatory lending robs our families and communities of billions of dollars a year, often hitting people of color, and those already living close to the brink the hardest. To stop it, let’s strengthen consumer protections – as the Consumer Bureau has begun to do. We also need options to provide families with high quality, low-cost ways to bank. Postal banking helped do that for many years in the US, and it can do it again. Read more…

Who’s with Us?

“We are in this fight because someone has to be willing to fight back. And that someone is us.”

— Senator Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Richard Trumka

“Wall Street has rewritten the rules of our economy so the wealthiest 1% almost always wins. We must come together to demand that our leaders take on Wall Street and stand up for the systemic changes that all working families deserve.”

— Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO

“Wall Street was bailed out and sadly went back to business as usual—while working men and women are still bearing the brunt of the mess. Main Street deserves better.”

— Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers

Randi Weingarten

Congressman Keith Ellison

“We need a financial system that is fair to workers and families. The system is broken and it’s up to us to fix it.”

— Congressman Keith Ellison

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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