WASHINGTON (PAI)--Union allies, led by the Americans for Financial Reform, urged lawmakers to quickly approve the comprehensive Wall Street reform bill that congressional negotiators produced in late June.
Congress is on the verge of passing the most sweeping banking and financial regulations since the 1930s - or so the catch phrase goes.
NEW YORK-This city's streets, including Wall Street, Twitter accounts and cell phone text message networks were abuzz with anti-Wall Street sentiment as tens of thousands marched on Wall Street.
Labor, faith-based and community activists marched throughout the Chicago financial district here Wednesday demanding Congress do what's right and pass financial reform.
In a speech yesterday at New York's Cooper Union college, President Obama, literally in the shadow of the center of world finance, declared that "the crisis was born of a failure of responsibility from Wall Street to Washington."
The nation's labor movement is on target with its point that the risky practices on Wall Street were behind the destruction of 11 million jobs in America.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus persuaded House Finance Services Committee chairman, Rep. Barney Frank to delay a vote on the systemic risks bill.