Financial Reform

Financial Reform

Thu Aug 11, 2011

Southweast Wisconsin Common Ground successfully negotiated over $4 million in housing re-investment from financial institutions whose foreclosures had devastated the Sherman Park neighborhood of Milwaukee.  

Thu Aug 11, 2011

Pastor Soliney Vedrine and Winique Green look on as testimony is given about the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization's Moving from Debt to Asset's program.  This groundbreaking financial empowerment program has graduated more than 700 graduates and provided each of them with $500 scholarships to begin a financial savings plan.

In the News

Payday Lending Reform, Together Baton Rouge, Jeremiah Group, Community Organizing in Louisiana, Louisiana IAF

'Together Louisiana' Moves Legislative Bill on Payday Lending

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The Advocate

With the press calling it “the sleeper issue of the session,” leaders from ‘Together Louisiana,’ stormed the Capitol to testify in Committee hearings and weigh in on debate over payday lending in Louisiana...

Community Organizing in Louisiana, Payday Lending, Predatory Lending, Louisiana IAF

Legislators Join 100 'Together Louisiana' Leaders on Capitol Steps

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Times Picayune Plus Others

Louisiana state legislators joined 100 'Together Louisiana' leaders on the front steps of the Capitol in a rally against predatory payday lending practices and a cry for regulations that would curb the worst habits of the industry....  

Payday Lending Reform, Community Organizing in Louisiana, Predatory Lending, Thelma Fleming

Together Louisiana Takes Payday Lending Fight to the Capitol

Monday, March 24, 2014
The Advocate

First, Thelma Fleming lost one of her two jobs. Later, she had to pawn some of the gifts her children had given her. Eventually, the bank closed her account, and she had to give up her car.

Fleming’s troubles can be traced back to the $300 loan she took out from a payday lender two years ago after the detox center where she worked closed its doors.

Payday Lending, Bankruptcy, Finance, Together Louisiana, Rev. Errol Domingue

Payday Lending Dominates Louisiana Black Leg Caucus Mtg

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Daily Reveille

At a town hall on Saturday, February 22nd, Rev. Errol Domingue directly asked leaders from the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus: Have you ever taken money from the payday lending industry? Will you continue to take their money in the future?

Payday Lending, Credit, Loans, economic justice, Arturo Aguila

EPISO & Border Interfaith Pass Payday Lending Reforms

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
El Paso Times

El Paso leaders succeeded in their efforts to limit how much payday lenders can make on the backs of working families.... 

Pay Day Lending, Credit, Citizens UK, Living Wage Campaign, economic justice

Acting Together for Economic Justice

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Huffington Post

Today's decision to cap the cost of payday loans did not emerge in a vacuum. It is the fruit of years of determined campaigning, which started in churches, mosques and synagogues in some of Britain's poorest neighbourhoods. Indeed, George Osborne's announcement comes exactly four years after 2000 members of the religious and civic institutions in Citizens UK asked all three parties' Treasury spokesmen to adopt precisely this policy.

Financial Reform, Community Building, organizing in Texas, Organizing in Austin, living wages, Economic Incentives

Austin Interfaith Celebrates Progress on Living Wages

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A diverse mix of Labor Union representatives, city and county elected officials, faith-based organizations and advocates for fair wages and working conditions came to the Workers Defense Project office Tuesday night…to celebrate a move by the county regarding tax incentives, a move many are hoping the city of Austin will follow.

Financial Reform, Housing

Eric Schneiderman is right to fight Obama administration's bad foreclosure settlement with the banks

Sunday, November 27, 2011
New York Daily News

While most attention is focused on a drawn-out debt crisis in Washington and spasmodic demonstrations in several cities, the most important economic and political battle of the period is being played out largely under the radar.