WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 25, 2016) — It’s been more than eight years since Wall Street sent us into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
Congress passed some important reforms to rein in Wall Street greed and excess, but we still have a long way to go to make sure our political system and our economy work for working people — and aren’t rigged in favor of the wealthy and well-connected. Wall Street spends tens of millions of dollars each year to cozy up with politicians in Congress to protect their big tax and regulatory loopholes.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Today, we’re joining with Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and tens of thousands of community activists and consumer advocates to launch a new campaign to demand that our elected leaders take on Wall Street.