Momentum is building for President Obama to appoint Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and we’re helping to make it happen.
Our friends at the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) prepared an open letter to President Obama supporting a recess appointment of Elizabeth Warren to head the CFPB. This letter has been signed by CREDO Action, other progressive organizations, top academics and now over 250,000 additional co-signers (you can read the full text of the letter below).
There have already been multiple news stories about this effort. Just this week, it was mentioned in articles from Reuters, CNN, Bloomberg News and Talking Points Memo. Can you help us reach 300,000 co-signers by Monday to keep the momentum going?
Stand up for Elizabeth Warren by co-signing the letter.
Earlier this month, 44 Republican Senators pledged to filibuster the nomination of anyone to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unless the agency itself is significantly weakened. This threat makes it much more likely that President Obama will have to use his constitutional authority to make a recess appointment to fill the top slot at the agency.
In light of the Republican threats, Democratic Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Keith Ellison and Brad Miller organized (with the help of CREDO and the PCCC) a total of 89 members of Congress to urge President Obama to nominate Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
This week, Reps. Maloney, Ellison and Miller held a press conference about their effort and included a two-foot-high stack of the names of the more than 250,000 members of CREDO and the PCCC who have already co-signed the letter.