Wednesday, June 7th - Tell your Representative to oppose the CHOICE Act
An action you can take today:
ACTION: Tell your Representative to oppose the CHOICE Act which we expect a vote on TODAY
Script: Hi, my name is ______________ and I'm a constituent of Representative __________. I'm calling to ask the Congressman/woman to vote against the CHOICE Act. We need the protections from Wall Street's bad behavior that the Dodd-Frank Act provides and I'd like him/her to make a strong public statement against the CHOICE Act.
Background on the CHOICE Act
The CHOICE Act aims to dismantle the Dodd Frank Act which provides some basic consumer protections against Wall Street and imposes regulations on the banking industry. We don't want to lose the restrictions on the banking industry as it was wanton speculation that lead to the crash of 2008. Perhaps worst of all, the bill would destroy the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which has cracked down on predatory lenders and big banks that break the law at the expense of the consumer.
We haven't heard anything from our Representative as to how they will vote (expectation is they will oppose), so it's important they know how their constituents feel. Also, we want to push them to not just vote but to speak out against this bill and be advocates for maintaining the Dodd Frank Act.