[COMM-ORG] NPA: Working with Elizabeth Warren to Hold Banks Accountable

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  From: Showdown in America <showdown at npa-us.org>

National People's Action and 20 community leaders from across the United 
States met with Professor Elizabeth Warren, at her office in Washington, 
DC, this past Monday.

Prof. Warren is a Special Advisor to President Obama and is in charge of 
setting up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). At this 
first meeting, Warren committed to working with National People's Action 
and the Showdown in America campaign to ensure the agency works for the 
People. She also asked that we help the defend the new agency from 
attacks by the big banks and their puppets in Congress.

Reverend Robert Bushey, a leader at Illinois People's Action, said "I'm 
ready to back up Professor Warren and the CFPB, but also to hold her 
accountable to our communities."

Our voices are being heard and we now have a great opportunity to 
strengthen financial regulation in this country. We're going to need you 
in the coming months to contact your elected officials, and speak out to 
defend the CFPB, and make sure it delivers on the promise to stop 
predatory lending. Stay tuned!

At the meeting: Illinois People's Action, Alliance to Develop Power in 
Massachusetts, Citizens United for Action in Ohio, GRO-Grass Roots 
Organizing in Missouri, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, 
Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, People United for 
Sustainable Housing in Buffalo, Sunflower Community Action in Kansas, 
and the PICO National Network.


Showdown in America is a national bank accountability campaign of 
National People's Action (NPA) - a Network of community power 
organizations from across the country that work to advance a national 
economic and racial justice agenda.

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