Banking | ShowdownInAmerica.orgFor nearly 40 years, fair lending has been central to NPA’s work to strengthen neighborhoods and communities. NPA led the fight for the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act and the Community Reinvestment Act in the 1970s when banks literally drew red lines around communities of color and took their deposits without lending the people money back for homes and small businesses. NPA combines organizing, research, communications, and policy work to hold banks accountable for equitable and affordable lending. Right now that means stopping foreclosures and keeping families in their homes as well as halting predatory lending, and getting banks back to lending to working and middle class families to preserve their homes and create jobs. NPA co-founded the New Bottom Line to bring together community, labor and other allies to hold Wall Street and the Big Banks accountable for fixing the mess they’ve made of the housing market and economy.
Wall Street | MakeWallStreetPay.comOperates in the critical nexus where our country’s revenue crisis meets Wall Street Accountability. The Make Wall Street campaign seeks to shift the debate: from balancing the budget on the backs of everyday people to those most liable to pay. We’re in dire need of revenue to create jobs and rebuild America and it can’t be found in Grandma’s health care, or in teachers’ pensions. Corporations and investors in addition to making record profits are sitting on enormous cash reserves of approximately two trillion. We found the money. The financial firms that crashed the economy and the wealthiest among us who profited must pay their fair share.
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By returning accountability to Wall Street, corporations, and the people who run them, we take communities from a defensive position on budget cuts to an offensive position that focuses on the ways Wall Street crashed the economy, passed costs on to us, and failed to pay their fair share of taxes.
We are being told that our federal government, our cities and states are in the middle of a budget crisis, but we know that's not true. The fact is we have a revenue crisis. The money is there to pay for infrastructure, teachers, housing, cops, health care and services for our most vulnerable neighbors and we know where the money is. The goals of the Make Wall Street Pay campaign can be found on MakeWallStreetPay.com.