President Obama: Appoint Elizabeth Warren to Lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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    UPDATE: Over 350,000 people signed our letter urging President Obama to give a recess appointment to Elizabeth Warren.

    Republicans are threatening to block ANY appointment to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

    Join top progressive voices on a letter urging President Obama to give a "recess appointment" to Elizabeth Warren -- add your name on the right!

    President Obama,

    Elizabeth Warren has proven that she is willing to stand up to Wall Street on behalf of consumers.

    Warren conceived the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in response to the extraordinary abuses by Wall Street over the last decade that victimized consumers and nearly collapsed our economy. She has set up the new bureau with competence and dignity – and is the single best choice to permanently lead it.

    When Republican senators threatened to oppose any consumer protection nomination unless the bureau was made less effective, Rep. Barney Frank rightly called this “the worst abuse of the confirmation process I've ever seen” and added, “What it clearly says is that the president will have to make a recess appointment.”

    We agree.

    You did Americans proud by appointing Elizabeth Warren to set up this new Wall Street accountability bureau, Americans need her to lead it, and we urge you to give her a recess appointment.


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    Adam Green and Stephanie Taylor, Co-Founders, Progressive Change Campaign Committee
    Lawrence Lessig,  Harvard Professor of Law
    Lawrence Mishel, President, Economic Policy Institute
    Dean Baker, Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research   
    George Lakoff, Professor, University of California, Berkeley  
    Rep. Carolyn Maloney
    Ashwin Madia, Iraq War Veteran, Interim Chair,
    Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America
    Justin Ruben, Executive Director of
    Sam Blair, Network Director, Main Street Alliance
    Deepak Bhargava, Executive Director, Campaign for Community Change   
    Jorge Mursuli, President and CEO, Democracia Inc.
    Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club
    Roger Hickey and Robert Borosage, Co-Directors, Campaign for America's Future
    Michael Kieschnick, President, CREDO Action
    Howard Greene, former Citibank Retail Bank - Country Head of Korea, Spain & Canada
    Edward D. Weinberger, Financial Risk Manager, President, Weinberger Post-Quantitative, Inc.
    Tania I. Arias, V.P., The Corcoran Group
    Philip Richardson, Managing Member, Corporate Financial Architects, LLC
    Mike Lipkin, Columbia U Financial Engineering (IEOR) and Katama Trading, LLC
    Jack Fox, CEO, Amexlab, SA
    Howard Greene, former Citibank Retail Bank Country Head of Korea, Spain & Canada
    Justin Brannan, President, Bay Ridge Democrats and former Bear Stearns employee

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