Make America Broke Again: It's Happening
Trump has jumped right into helping his Wall Street cronies line their pockets. It's becoming clear that he is more concerned with rewarding his big donors and privileging big banks and corporations than with protecting the American public from another economic collapse.
Last week he issued an Executive Order ordering the Treasury Department to work with other agencies to review the Dodd-Frank Act. He's asking that the agencies make recommendations on changing regulations that protect consumers from predatory banking, lending, and financial practices. The Dodd-Frank Act was passed in response to the 2008 Financial Crisis. It curbs the unchecked deregulation that led to the financial industry plunging the U.S. into recession, which in turn triggered a global financial meltdown.
Trump is also intent on weakening the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) through a "restructuring" that may involve replacing CFPB's current head. Call your representatives today and let them know that we expect them to stand with the American people and not Wall Street and that they must prepare to oppose attempts to deregulate the financial industry.
1. CALL/FAX your Senators and Representatives and let them know that you are with 2 Hours a Week, and that you expect them to stand firm against any attempts to roll back critical consumer protections.
You can send 5 free faxes a day through this site.
- Find the contact information for your U.S. Representatives here.
- Find the contact information for your Senator here.
- If you know who represents you, call the Congressional switchboard to be transferred to their office: 202-224-3121.
USE THIS SCRIPT (feel free to ad-lib, of course)
Hi, I'm with the group Two Hours a Week and I'm calling to express my opposition to any rollback of critical consumer protections under Dodd-Frank. I urge Senator/Representative to oppose rollbacks once the Treasury Department issues its report on Dodd-Frank. I also oppose scrapping the Fiduciary Rule or weakening the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and urge Senator/Representative ____ to speak out against this. President Trump has made it clear that he prioritizes Wall Street profits over the American people and I am counting on Senator/Representative ____ to put the interests of voters first.