Thursday, March 23, 2017

ACTION: Call to Oppose Clayton for Sec Chair

From Indivisible Oregon:

**CALL TO ACTION**
Thursday March 23, 2017
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OPPOSE CLAYTON FOR SEC CHAIR -- HEARING 3/23/17
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Walter J. “Jay” Clayton, a partner at the powerful Sullivan & Cromwell’s law firm, has actively fought for the right of Wall Street to engage in practices that have bankrupted middle class homeowners while enriching the 1%. Yet, as Trump’s nominee to lead the Security and Exchange Commission, he is now expected to police those practices. Consider these points:

 -- He maintains many personal and financial ties to predatory banks. His wife is a Goldman Sachs advisor.

 -- He has represented Goldman Sachs, Lehman Bros, and even Volkswagen in their emissions scandal.

-- He currently represents Deutsche Bank, defending their $10 billion Russian money-laundering scheme

“The SEC is responsible for rooting out financial crime such as fraud as well as ensuring capital markets are fair for all investors, “ says Trump.  Why, then, nominate someone who worked overtime to make sure that corruption and fraud remain unpunished?

--Live stream the hearings here:
http://www.capitolhearings.org/Hearing/SSBK00201703230930/dirksen538.aspx

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CALL YOUR OREGON US SENATOR TODAY!

SAMPLE SCRIPT:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. Tomorrow, the Senate will be considering the nomination of Jay Clayton for SEC chair. I am concerned that someone who has spent their career defending Wall Street and predatory financial practices is going to be in a position to police those practices! I am urging Senator (---) to focus attention on this nominee’s extensive conflicts of interest during hearings and say NAY to his nomination. “
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**PHONE NUMBERS**

SENATOR MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386
DC: 202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102
Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102
Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129

SENATOR WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525
DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555
Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122
Bend: (541) 330-9142

** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**

http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/22/investing/jay-clayton-sec-hearing-wall-street-defender/index.html

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