The Time to Change the Rules of the Road for Wall Street Is Now!
(Dec. 10) This afternoon, the House of Representatives begins to vote on a major overhaul of the financial industry to ensure more accountability, stability and protections for consumers.
The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 4173) will provide much-needed regulation of the greed and recklessness that has wreaked havoc in our economy and brought hardship to so many hard-working Americans. In particular, a strong Consumer Financial Protection Agency with the ability to place limits on predatory behavior is essential.
Some members of Congress are siding with the big banks and proposing amendments to kill or significantly weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Learn more here about these poisonous amendments and the members of Congress proposing them.
Email your representative using the form below. You also can reach your representative’s Washington, D.C. office by calling the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. If you call, please consider using these talking points:
I am a constituent and am calling to STRONGLY support the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (H.R. 4173). Tell Rep. ______ to vote with me and the people in his/her district, not with the banks and Wall Street. Please vote:
• YES on the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 4173).
• NO on the Minnick Amendment to eliminate a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency from the bill. It would leave enforcement of consumer protections in the hands of the same regulators that failed to use them.
• NO on the Marshall Amendment which would deny financial whistleblowers the right to hold their employer accountable in court when they are retaliated against.
• YES on the Stupak/DeLauro/Larson/Van Hollen amendment allow the authorities to ban abusive derivatives and invalidate transactions which violate the law.
You can learn more on our Financial Accountability and Security page. After you make the call, please let us know how it went with a message to action (at) citizen.org!
Please take a moment to add your own words to the email below. This greatly increases the likelihood that your message will make a difference!