After the big banks crashed the economy, people took action and won reforms to rein in the abuses of Wall Street. A big part of that was establishing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
The CFPB is the first federal financial watchdog whose entire job is making sure Wall Street can’t get away with the tricks and traps that bleed millions out of our pockets. The Bureau has recovered $12 BILLION dollars in ill-gotten gains for over 27 million people ripped off by the predatory financial industry.
But here’s the thing. Republicans love the campaign donations they get from Wall Street bankers, payday lenders, and hedge fund managers. They are literally itching to destroy the CFPB and let Wall Street go wild. That’s why they’ve introduced an Orwellian named “CHOICE Act” that would gut the CFPB and give Wall Street more power to gamble with our economy.
We know full well this bill is the WRONG CHOICE for our families. And it could be up for a vote in the House as soon as next week.
Sign this petition to send a message to Congress: You work for us, not Wall Street. We need our government to do more to rein in predatory lenders and Wall Street bankers, not give them a free pass to crash the economy again.
Photo: Gary Cohn, former Goldman Sachs CEO turned chief economic advisor to President Donald Trump, photographed with Wall Street bankers Jamie Dimon, Mary Callahan Erdoes, and Dina Habib Powell in 2013. (CC License, Credit: Financial Times)
Dear Congress: Don’t sell our families out to Wall Street crooks and payday predators. Vote NO on the CHOICE Act.