Senate Passes CFPA

The Senate approved the CFPA today, bringing into being far-reaching new financial rules today aimed at preventing the risky behavior and regulatory failures that brought the economy to the brink of collapse two years ago and cost millions of Americans their jobs and savings.

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CPFA: Myths and Facts

The big banks are back to business as usual, spending hundreds of millions to pay lobbyists and advertising agencies to fight against reforms that would protect us from their abuses in the future. Separate the PR from the truth.

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CPFA Straight Talk

“When you buy a toaster, if it explodes in your face there’s a law that says your toasters need to be safe. But when you get a credit card, or you get a mortgage, there’s no law on the books that says if that explodes in your face financially, somehow you’re going to be protected.”

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Main Street Moms Letter

UPDATE: Many thanks to the mothers who have supported financial reform and the establishment of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency. With the Senate passage of the bill, we are over the top of the mountain. Your help in pushing the bill along is appreciated....
What You Can Do

What You Can Do

Once you have made your support of the CFPA known to the Senate Banking Committee, keep the momentum going! Other things you can do: CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE: Click here to send an email to your local representative telling them that you support the formation of...


Nearly two years after major banks brought the global financial system to the brink of collapse and triggered a steep economic decline, Congress passed its Wall Street reform package today, 60-39. The president will sign it into law next week. Heather Booth, Director,...

AFR on Landmark Legislation

Washington, DC – Americans for Financial Reform released the following statement following the vote this evening in the Senate on Financial Reform: Heather Booth, Director, Americans for Financial Reform: “We are pleased the Senate has passed this momentous bill that...

Funny or Die: Presidential Reunion

One of the highlights of Main Street Brigade’s campaign for the Consumer Financial Protection Agency was when Funny or Die stepped into the picture, bringing all of the Saturday Night Live actors who had played US Presidents, on board.

Enjoy some classic SNL while learning some of the basics of consumer protection.

The Rap Video

One of the biggest surprises, and one of the most successful parts of the campaign, a group of friends got together and created a music video about Elizabeth Warren that exploded across the country.

Heidi Montag on Credit Card Fees

Reality star Heidi Montag goes on Funny or Die to talk about the horrors of having to pay the credit card bills for her plastic surgery, and why we need the Consumer Financial Protection Agency to bring the credit card companies in line.