Stand Up and Be Counted by supporting Elizabeth Warren to head up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. All it takes to make a difference is a phone call to the White House in support of Professor Warren. With our past support, Ms. Warren has persevered even though many powerful bankers want her GONE! The banking lobby and the Senators who are in their pocket are adamant about her dismissal. Isn’t that reason enough to want her to STAY?
Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Spencer Bachus, said, “In Washington, the view is that the banks are to be regulated, and my view is that Washington and the regulators are there to SERVE the banks.” This statement was backed by other House Republicans. Bankers have had their way with the middle class of this country and now is the time to VOTE Mr. Bachus out of office in 2012. President Obama must make his appointment by July 21, 2011.
Please call and urge him to do the right thing — appoint the person who is on the side of middle class America.
The number one retirement plan in this country was to pay off the house and live on one’s Social Security and presumably whatever additional savings one had accumulated over one’s working years.
That has been robbed from the American people by the financial sector.
The CFPB is the opportunity to begin to change that. It won’t solve everything and there is much work to be done, but it represents our only hope.
I don’t believe that the OCC is going to be capable of helping the families that are headed towards the cliff and lose their homes to foreclosure.
I thought we had the fight last year and we won and we got the agency that would have the mission of protecting consumers. But we now see that the fight is not over. There are bills in the legislature today that threaten the agency’s very existence by proposing to defund or defang the new agency.
When they go after me, the best they can do is to say that I’m too confrontational with the bankers. Since when do we ask the bank robbers what they think of the new laws punishing bank robbers?
Please call the following number and use this script to leave the President a message in favor of the appointing Elizabeth Warren to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:
President Barack Obama
Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I live in [YOUR TOWN], [YOUR STATE].
I’m calling to urge President Obama to appoint Elizabeth Warren to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, even if it means using his constitutional authority to make a recess appointment.
There is simply no better person President Obama can find for the job than Professor Warren.
Thank you for your time.