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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Opposes Bill to Weaken Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is opposing legislation that would greatly undermine the ability of the newly-created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to prevent the kinds of abuses and behavior that led to the recent and ongoing financial crisis. In a July 21 letter to House members, Wade Henderson, president and CEO … Read More

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Civil Rights Coalition Applauds Nomination of Richard Cordray to Head Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Monday, July 18, 2011

Today, President Obama nominated former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to be the first director of the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a move that was lauded by the civil and human rights community. “Richard Cordray is a stalwart advocate for consumers and an extremely qualified choice to be the CFPB’s first director. He … Read More

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Civil Rights Coalition Calls for Nomination of Elizabeth Warren to Head New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today urged President Barack Obama to nominate Professor Elizabeth Warren to serve as the first director of the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In a letter to Obama, Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference, and Nancy Zirkin, executive vice president of The … Read More

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Civil and Human Coalition Opposes Legislation to Weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights opposed bills to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that were voted out of the House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit today. “The Leadership Conference believes that the abysmal failure of existing regulators to look out for the interests of the communities we represent, … Read More

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Civil Rights Groups: Lending Settlement Must Help Struggling Homeowners

Friday, February 25, 2011

Civil rights and consumer groups are pushing back on efforts to limit the relief that struggling homeowners could potentially get out of a settlement with banks engaging in abusive and illegal servicing practices that threaten millions of homes. Currently, all 50 state attorneys general and federal regulators are conducting a large investigation into evidence that … Read More

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