Financial Reform

Greed and recklessness on Wall Street caused a global financial crisis and recession, putting millions out of their jobs and homes. It’s time to hold the banks and financial corporations accountable. Public Citizen is fighting for strict new safeguards to protect consumers, investors, and workers.


It’s Time To Restore 1930’s Separation Of Banking and Gambling

Report shows support for restoring Glass-Steagall is widespread

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Stop CEO Pay Subsidies

Forgotten Lessons

Taxpayer subsidies that boost the multimillion-dollar salaries of corporate executives cannot be justified. End this outrageous, wasteful practice. Write your senators today.
Inadequate regulation of derivatives was a major  factor in the 2008 financial crisis, but many have forgotten these lessons. Nine bills in Congress would erode rules meant to protect us from a repeat disaster. Read the report. 

Business As Usual

Online Activists Break Record

Wall street lobbyists have furiously fought implementation of the Volcker Rule, but in truth, 99.9 percent of banks will be unaffected by the regulation. Read the report.
  The Volcker Rule has broken the record for the number comments submitted regarding regulations under Dodd-Frank. Most of the comments came from Public Citizen's online activists. Read the blog.

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