Rally in Washington DC for Financial Reform
May 17, 2010 2 Comments
by Kamran Abdi
Crowd of protesters converged on K Street in Washington, D.C., yesterday in support of the Wall Street reform bill (S. 3217) pending in the Senate. Protesters, ignored the steady rain, heard speeches from a wide array of organizations, including National People’s Action, SEIU, AFL-CIO, and Jobs with Justice.
The bill, likely to come to a vote this Friday, includes a new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection that would protect American consumers from the types of irresponsible lending practices that contributed to the economic crisis. The bureau would include a civil rights office focused exclusively on fighting discriminatory lending, which is widely supported by the civil rights community.