To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate
Protect the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau!
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the middle class's first line of defense against the big banks and unfair financial practices. But Wall Street lobbyists and their Republican allies in Congress have made clear from the start that they want to gut the CFPB.
We're calling on Congress to protect the CFPB and redouble efforts to ensure middle class families are getting a fair deal on mortgages, student loans, credit cards and other critical financial instruments.
Why is this important?
The CFPB was created in the wake of the economic collapse with a clear mission: To protect American families from the predatory and unfair lending practices that contributed to the financial crisis.
From the very beginning, though, Wall Street made clear they didn't want anybody holding them accountable or stopping their ability to exploit their customers. Republicans in Congress have responded by repeatedly trying to limit the CFPB's authority, slash its budget, paralyze its ability to act, or simply abolish it.
Now, with Republicans in charge of the House and Senate, the CFPB is in danger. Let's show Congress that the American people support the CFPB's mission. Add your name and join the fight for the middle class!