This fall, CRC hosted three regional member and ally meetings in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.
Key leaders from member and ally organizations spoke to their work on the four key issue areas we’re addressing in 2018:
- increasing corporate accountability,
- resisting economic displacement,
- protecting immigrant financial and economic resources, and
- ending predatory fines and fees.
We had robust conversations and great ideas emerge from each of our meetings and we appreciate the time, participation, and perspectives that participants shared.
CRC was happy to see the Senate vote to confirm Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on July 16th. A concerted advocacy effort from community organizations across the U.S. helped move the confirmation forward.
On July 9, CRC joined with seven other community organizations to deliver thousands of petitions to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office, urging the Senate to confirm Richard Cordray to a full term as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The petitions bore the signatures of more than 165,000 people, including over 28,000 Californians.
The California Reinvestment Coalition, the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), the California Public Research Interest Group (CALPIRG), the Greenlining Institute, Jobs with Justice, the San Francisco Labor Council, and CourageCampaign.org took part in the delivery. Representatives from these organizations also met earlier in the month with Senator Feinstein’s office to discuss the importance of Cordray’s confirmation.