Letter to Sen. Mark Kirk asking him to confirm Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

130311_cordray_kirk_signon_final (2).pdfSign-on letter Sen. Mark Kirk asking him to confirm Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Delaying his confirmation because of political brinksmanship would harm consumers, introduce destructive uncertainty into the financial system, and allow predatory financial...

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Testimony of Courtney Eccles Before the Chicago Zoning, Landmarks, and Building Standards Committee in Support of the Payday Loan Zoning Ordinance

130114_payday_zoning_testimony_Final_0.pdf Testimony of Courtney Eccles in support of zoning restrictions for payday loan, title loan, and pawn shops. Alternative financial services strip wealth from low-wage workers and communities of color. The proposed ordinance would limit over-concentration of potentially predatory...