Ask Your Senators to Support Real Financial Reform

fat catCongress is considering legislation to create a Consumer Financial Protection Agency to guard the public against misleading and unfair credit cards, loans and mortgages. In the Senate, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) has proposed a comprehensive financial reform package that includes a strong Consumer Financial Protection Agency.

We're concerned that some senators might stand with the big banks instead of their constituents.

The big banks are spending hundreds of millions of dollars—from the billions they got in taxpayer-funded bailouts—on lobbyists and public relations firms to oppose significant consumer protections. Your senators need to hear from you about the need for reform to rein in Wall Street and allow our economy to grow sustainably.

Use the simple form below to tell your senators that you want a strong Consumer Financial Protection Agency and a strong economy that works for all of us. Support the Dodd Financial Reform Package and oppose any attempts to weaken the consumer protections or oversight of the banks and Wall Street! 

Learn more on our Financial Accountability and Security page.

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! You can also ask your representative and senators to support a strong Consumer Financial Protection Agency by phone by calling the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Let us know how it goes!

August 29, 2016


We will add your signature from the information you provide.

When you click the "Send My Message!" button, Public Citizen will add you to our contact list so that we can communicate with you about the Consumer Financial Protection Agency and other important issues. You can remove yourself from our list at any time.

Copyright © 2016 Public Citizen. All rights reserved. This Web site is shared by Public Citizen Inc. and Public Citizen Foundation.
Learn More about the distinction between these two components of Public Citizen.

Public Citizen, Inc. and Public Citizen Foundation

Together, two separate corporate entities called Public Citizen, Inc. and Public Citizen Foundation, Inc., form Public Citizen. Both entities are part of the same overall organization, and this Web site refers to the two organizations collectively as Public Citizen.

Although the work of the two components overlaps, some activities are done by one component and not the other. The primary distinction is with respect to lobbying activity. Public Citizen, Inc., an IRS § 501(c)(4) entity, lobbies Congress to advance Public Citizen’s mission of protecting public health and safety, advancing government transparency, and urging corporate accountability. Public Citizen Foundation, however, is an IRS § 501(c)(3) organization. Accordingly, its ability to engage in lobbying is limited by federal law, but it may receive donations that are tax-deductible by the contributor. Public Citizen Inc. does most of the lobbying activity discussed on the Public Citizen Web site. Public Citizen Foundation performs most of the litigation and education activities discussed on the Web site.

You may make a contribution to Public Citizen, Inc., Public Citizen Foundation, or both. Contributions to both organizations are used to support our public interest work. However, each Public Citizen component will use only the funds contributed directly to it to carry out the activities it conducts as part of Public Citizen’s mission. Only gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible. Individuals who want to join Public Citizen should make a contribution to Public Citizen, Inc., which will not be tax deductible.

To become a member of Public Citizen, click here.
To become a member and make an additional tax-deductible donation to Public Citizen Foundation, click here.