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National People’s Action Applauds CFPB Proposal

National People’s Action applauds CFPB proposal to require more extensive mortgage disclosure, asks for full public transparency of any new data reported

“We applaud the CFPB for proposing a critical modernization of HMDA. NPA spearheaded the call for the Act in the 70s because we know how important it is to require full disclosure of lending practices from institutions that issue mortgage credit. In the 1970s we faced down the redlining crises with the help of HMDA and communities across the country continue to rely on HMDA data. However, the recent subprime mortgage crisis exposed some of the weaknesses of HMDA’s failure to keep up with a changing industry."

CFPB’s Enforcement Action Against ACE Cash Express Demonstrates Need for Broad, Strong Payday Rules

National People’s Action Statement: CFPB’s Enforcement Action Against ACE Cash Express Demonstrates Need for Broad, Strong Payday Rules

In light of today’s announcement by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau that it will fine ACE Cash Express $10 million for systematically deploying illegal debt collection methods, Liz Ryan Murray, National People’s Action’s Policy Director, issued the following statement:

1,500 Rally to Demand Congress Raise Minimum Wage, Cut Corporate Tax Breaks

For Immediate Release: April 28, 2014
Contact: Molly Haigh, 907-750-1999, molly@fitzgibbonmedia.com or Rachel Tardiff, 202-746-1507, rachel@fitzgibbonmedia.com

 

1,500 Rally to Demand Congress Raise Minimum Wage, Cut Corporate Tax Breaks

Rep. Keith Ellison Joins Hundreds of Workers Outraged by Growing Income Inequality

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**VIDEO: http://youtu.be/XatUdDCQ5pw **

Washington, DC—As Congress returned from a two-week recess, more than 1,500 people gathered at the Capitol to protest the growing chasm between rich and poor Americans, calling on Congress to stand with everyday people instead of corporate special interest groups. Immediate demands included a raise in the minimum wage and cuts to corporate tax breaks, both key causes of rising economic inequality and the result of Congressional lawmakers who cater to out of control corporate interests.

Protesters Arrested at White House Over Deportations

For Immediate Release: April 28, 2014
Contact: Molly Haigh, 907-750-1999, molly@fitzgibbonmedia.com

Protesters Arrested at White House Over Deportations

Groups Double Down on President Obama to End Immigrant Suffering; 1,100 People Protesting Outside White House Today

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Washington, DC-- Pressure on President Obama over deportations is increasing as 12  people were arrested outside the White House today in an act of civil disobedience for family unity -- broad administrative relief for all 11 million undocumented immigrants, and an end to the record deportations occurring under President Obama’s Administration. More than 1,100 people from the racial and economic justice group National People’s Action (NPA) and the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) came together for the event alongside White House Hunger Strikers from Georgia with one clear message: #not1more.

NPA Urges President Obama To Take Bold Action To End Deportations

NPA Urges President Obama To Take Bold Action To End Deportations

Yesterday, President Obama met with leaders from the Congressional Hispanic Conference and announced plans to review the administration’s deportation enforcement policies. The following is a statement from George Goehl, executive director of National People’s Action:

"We are encourage that the President is reviewing ways he can use the power of his office to halt the record number of deportation that have occurred during his tenure. The announcement is a testament to the power and perseverance of immigrant rights groups.

Housing Finance Reform Must Ensure Real Accountability and Broad Access to High Quality Credit

Housing Finance Reform Must Ensure Real Accountability and Broad Access to High Quality Credit

The following is a statement George Goehl, executive director of National People’s Action:

Details emerging about the Senate Banking Committee’s housing finance reform proposal suggest it will be a step back for American families instead of a step forward.

GOP Tax Plan: More Of The Same; Corporations and Wealthy Continue To Get A Free Pass

GOP Tax Plan:
More Of The Same; Corporations and Wealthy Continue To Get A Free Pass

Today, Representative Dave Camp proposed a “revenue-neutral” overhaul of the U.S. tax code that would lower the top tax rate for corporations and individuals. The following is a statement from George Goehl, executive director of National People’s Action:

“At a time when Americans are frustrated with growing economic inequality, Representative Camp’s proposal to lower rates, while failing to generate additional revenue, takes us in exactly the wrong direction.

NPA: Failure to Convict Dunn Shows Urgent Need to Repeal 'Shoot First' Laws

 

NPA: Failure to Convict Dunn Shows Urgent Need to Repeal 'Shoot First' Laws 
Statement from George Goehl, Executive Director of National People’s Action:

"A Florida jury has failed to convict Michael Dunn, a 47-year old white man, for the murder of Jordan Davis, who was 17 and African-American. Although Dunn was convicted of attempted murder, the most important and meaningful verdict was denied. Davis' family and the public deserve better, and we hope to see justice fully served at Dunn's expected retrial.  

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