Climate March … Join the Largest Climate March in History

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This Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people and over 1,400 organizations will come together for the largest climate rally in human history.

Please join Earth Day Network at the People’s Climate March to make your voice be heard!

We are done waiting! We’ve reached a tipping point in the struggle to fight climate change. Immediate, aggressive international action must be taken or the entire world will face grave consequences. That is why UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called together world leaders for a climate summit this September. While they are debating, we will march in historic numbers demanding that they make aggressive commitments to fight climate change now.

As a major partner of the People’s Climate March, Earth Day Network will be there en force. Join us to take a stand and change the course of history by demanding a world with an economy that works for people and planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. Beyond the march, there are dozens of events planned for the weekend of the People’s Climate March, to plan your climate action weekend, the the schedule of events here.

The march will begin at 11:30 am in Central Park on Sunday September 21st. The route of the march and staging information can be found at the March’s website. Join the largest climate rally in history and help to ensure history moves in the right direction. Show up, bring your best sign and change the future!

If you can’t be there in person, be there in spirit and support Earth Day Network’s delegation. $100 will cover the cost of one person on our team. Donate now and help us show the world we need climate action NOW!

— The Earth Day Network Team

Lisa Donner, Americans for Financial Reform

cfpbThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is doing invaluable work to make the markets for credit cards, mortgages and other financial products and services fairer and more transparent. And once again, the financial industry is going all-out to block those efforts.

The industry’s latest threat involves a proposal to make the CFPB’s complaint system more useful and user-friendly by giving consumers the right to include the specifics of their complaints in a searchable public database.

Please join us in telling the CFPB: Don’t back down from your proposal to let consumers share their stories publicly.

Hundreds of thousands of people have used the CFPB’s complaint system, and more than 30,000 cases have already resulted in monetary relief. Complaint data also helps the CFPB detect and respond to broader patterns of industry error or misconduct. The complaint system could be far more valuable, though, if consumers had the option of publicly describing their bad experiences. That way, consumers would be able to learn about the experiences of others and make more informed choices, and financial companies would have an added incentive to compete by actually trying to satisfy their customers, not by trying to put something over on them.

But financial companies, just as they fought the creation of the CFPB in the first place, are fighting its complaint proposal tooth and nail – through the press, through lobbying, and through a highly deceptive advertising campaign in which the industry falsely claims that businesses would not have an equal right to post their responses.

That’s why we need to fight back.  Urge the CFPB to stand firm and help consumers share their experiences and hold big banks accountable.

Speak up today, because the big banks are working feverishly hard to take away our chance to speak up in the future.

Thank you for your continued support for real financial reform.



Lisa Donner
Executive Director
Americans for Financial Reform