Help Elizabeth Warren Change Wall Street and Pass the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act

Senator Elizabeth Warren has introduced a bill that would make the biggest banks simpler and smaller and once again end the public subsidy to Wall Street speculation.

By requiring banks to focus on lending to the real economy, the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act would point the way toward a financial system that better serves consumers, small businesses and the nation as a whole.

Petition to Congress

 

We urge you to co-sponsor and work for passage of the 21st-Century Glass Steagall Act. Like its New Deal-era namesake, this bill would erect a wall between traditional banks and the risky world of investment banks and hedge funds.

More than five years after the financial crisis, the biggest banks are bigger than ever, and still engaged in large-scale financial speculation. Not enough has been done to end their "Heads I win, tails the public loses" practices. This legislation would make banks less massive and complex, and curtail their ability to use government guarantees to fuel Wall Street speculation. It would be a big step toward ending the era of banks that are Too Big to Fail – and jail, manage, or regulate.

We ask you to do all you can to get this crucial legislation enacted.



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35492 7 hours ago Kristin Erman
35491 1 day ago Emily Martin
35490 1 day ago Zack Brown
35489 1 day ago Rose Anderson This Act is an essential part of a host of social and economic reforms that must be made today so that my generation and generations thereafter do not continue to face a harder standard of living th...
35488 1 day ago Cheryl Croci
35487 2 days ago Anonymous
35486 2 days ago Marvin Graber
35485 2 days ago Janet Birch
35484 3 days ago Joanne Tollison
35483 3 days ago Thomas V. Connor
35482 3 days ago Shiu Hung
35481 3 days ago K. Arnone
35480 3 days ago sarah heyman The Glass-Steagall worked. Restore it w/ this modern version.
35479 3 days ago Margaret Meyer
35478 4 days ago Edward Lewek
35477 4 days ago elsa canelon Wall Street speculation is out of hand in detriment of social and economic development of small businesses, which shall be the stronghold of an economy based on the middle people´s efforts generate ...
35476 4 days ago Paul and Mary Davidson ABSOLUTELY!!!
We are expected to -- 'trust the free market to correct itself," ie., don't regulate all that closely because it stifles 'creativity." This is absurd. We'd be better off if the r...
35475 4 days ago Anonymous
35474 4 days ago Christine Snyder This is long overdue.
35473 5 days ago Catherine Atherden
35472 5 days ago Krista LOHR
35471 5 days ago Jack Dunaway
35470 5 days ago Emma Shock
35469 5 days ago Robert Swiatek
35468 5 days ago Everett Aubin Even the blind know removing Glass-Steagall allowed bankers to destroy this country. It must be reinstated. Corporations and banks will not self regulate themselves and no longer care about the pe...
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