Rally in Washington DC for Financial Reform

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.

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

2 Responses to Rally in Washington DC for Financial Reform

  1. Sounds like a rent-a-mob event to me!

  2. Steve Spacek says:

    Washington and New York City ARE America’s RENT A MOB epicenters–of all kinds of participant persuasions!

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