STOP ASSAULT ON BANKING PROTECTIONS
Ducking calls for action on guns, the Senate will turn its attention this week to dismantling the protections against the banking practices that produced the 2008 financial disaster. Republicans are again working to help the rich get richer.
When President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank bill, he said: “American people will never again be asked to foot the bill for Wall Street’s mistakes.” The Dodd-Frank Act was designed to curb excessive risk-taking and the existence of Wall Street institutions considered “too big to fail.”
But the “Party of the Rich” opposed the regulations claiming they were unworkable and hurt community banks. Republicans found a powerful ally in Trump who has called the Act a “disaster” and said that “so many people, friends of mine, with nice businesses” had trouble getting loans because of the Act.
The Act does need fixing and some provisions in S.2155 are desirable enough to win support from some Democrats thus making passage likely. But while the proposed changes seem like technical fixes, they would remove safeguards for 25 of the nation’s largest 38 banks.
Regulations are protections and Dodd-Frank’s have protected everyone, even Wall Street, for eight years. Tell our Senators to oppose unleashing big banks.
We The People!
Regulate Big Banks!
**ACTION 1: Call Senators Merkley and Wyden**
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senators Merkley and Wyden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to say that while Dodd-Frank does need fixing, S.2155 removes or alters important regulations and will allow big banks to engage again in the same practices that caused the 2008 financial meltdown. Please oppose this measure and help safeguard our economy at this dangerous time of fragile leadership. Thank you.”
**ACTION 2: Send this information to your Friends and Family**
Help your friends and family tell their Senators to oppose S. 2155 which will remove some of the safeguards in the Dodd-Frank bill. The Dodd-Frank banking regulations that were put in place after the 2008 financial meltdown need fixing and some provisions in the Senate bill S.2155 are desirable. But while the proposed changes seem like technical fixes, they would remove safeguards for 25 of the nation’s largest 38 banks. Regulations are protections and Dodd-Frank’s have protected everyone, even Wall Street, for eight years.
Where’s #Complicit Greg Walden!?!
**ACTION 3: Call #Complicit Greg Walden**
Call him everyday about your most pressing personal hot issue(s)! Remind him that he has betrayed the trust of those he was elected to represent.
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Lobbyist Greg Walden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to say . . . [healthcare, net neutrality, tax scam, gun regulation, big money in politics, Russia, protecting elections, immigration, women’s rights, . . . ] Thank you.”
Complicit Lobbyist GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
SENATOR RON WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
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