All articles tagged: “Politics”

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5 Calls Connects Voters with Elected Officials Who Influence Financial Policy and Credit Industry Reform

5 Calls Helps Voters Connect with Elected Officials

In a Nutshell: 5 Calls provides resources that help voters connect with elected officials to voice their concerns... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 10/16/20

Blog

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FollowTheMoney.org Offers Transparency on Which Candidates May Have Special Interests in Their Debt

FollowTheMoney.org & Campaign Finance Transparency

In a Nutshell: Every two years in the U.S., the political election cycle heats up with candidates on one side... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 9/30/20

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The Texas Demographic Center Encourages 2020 Census Responses to Ensure Continued Prosperity and Well-Being in Communities

Texas Demographic Center Promotes Census Response

In a Nutshell: Data from the 2020 U.S. Census will impact legislative representation, federal funding, and economic... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 7/23/20

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Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Monitors Policies and Company Cultures to Protect the Rights of Consumers and Workers

ICCR Protects Consumers and Worker Rights

In a Nutshell: Since the mid-2000s, corporate responsibility has been top of mind for consumers in the United... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 3/26/20

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HeadCount Promotes Voter Registration and Education to Young People by Reaching Them at Concerts and Online

HeadCount: Using Music to Encourage Young People to Vote

In a Nutshell: HeadCount launched in 2004 as a way to help young people register to vote, primarily by going to... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 3/13/20

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The Center for Election Science Advocates Change and Encourages Approval Voting for a More Representative, Responsible Government

The Center for Election Science Fosters Approval Voting

In a Nutshell: American voters are accustomed to casting a vote for just one candidate in elections, but that... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 10/2/19

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People’s Action Seeks to Expand Consumer Financial Protections and Opportunity Through Grassroots Campaigns

People’s Action Promotes Consumer Financial Protection

In a Nutshell: Millions of low-income Americans who face financial difficulty turn to lenders who promote payday,... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 1/4/19

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Media Bias/Fact Check Serves as a Watchdog for Consumers in Identifying News Sources that Can Alter Political and Economic Landscapes

Media Bias/Fact Check Serves as a Watchdog for Consumers

In a Nutshell: With so many sources of information on the internet, today’s media landscape can feel like a... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 10/30/18

Study

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Is Bankruptcy Law Unfair to Low-Income Citizens?

Is Bankruptcy Law Unfair to Low-Income Citizens?

Bankruptcy is a measure of last resort for the overindebted consumer, presumably offering a fresh financial start... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 1/11/18

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Credit Bureaus Adopt New Consumer Dispute Procedures

Credit Bureaus Adopt New Consumer Dispute Procedures

The three major U.S credit bureaus — Experian, TransUnion and Equifax — reached an agreement with New York State... read more »

Eric Bank

By: Eric Bank • 6/23/20

Study

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Study Redefines, Clarifies Prevalence of Medical Bankruptcy

Study Redefines, Clarifies Prevalence of Medical Bankruptcy

“[Health care] is a cost that now causes a bankruptcy in America every 30 seconds,” President Obama said in his... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 1/11/18

Study

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Brooklaw Professor Pushes for Privatization of Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac

Brooklaw Professor Pushes for Privatization of Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac

Since the end of the Great Recession, policymakers, academics and economists have been struggling with a very... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 6/23/20

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Student Loan Bill Dies in Senate 56-38

Student Loan Bill Dies in Senate 56-38

A student loan bill that would’ve allowed borrowers to refinance their loans in return for higher taxes on the... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 1/11/18

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Obama’s Order Eases Student Loan Payments

Obama’s Order Eases Student Loan Payments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday capping student loan payments at 10... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 1/11/18

Study

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Massachusetts Health Care Reform Led to Declines in Debt

Massachusetts Health Care Reform Led to Declines in Debt

When President Obama laid out the plans for his Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, he used... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 7/24/14

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CARD Act Saved Credit Card Holders $20 Billion

CARD Act Saved Credit Card Holders $20 Billion

The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure, or CARD Act, was ratified by Congress and signed into... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 7/24/14

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Military Credit Protection: The Service Members Civil Relief Act

Military Credit Protection: The Service Members Civil Relief Act

Whether you are already on active duty (or being mobilized from the Reserves or National Guard), the Service... read more »

Doug Nordman

By: Doug Nordman • 7/25/14

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Credit Card Regulations Cost Americans $200 Each Year

Credit Card Regulations Cost Americans $200 Each Year

The American government recently launched a series of new credit card regulations with the idea of protecting... read more »

David Andrew

By: David Andrew • 8/1/14

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New Health Law’s Tax Credit Could Help and Hurt Employers

New Health Law’s Tax Credit Could Help and Hurt Employers

If you are confused about the possible benefits or drawbacks to the new Affordable Health Care Act that is about to... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 7/24/14

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How Would a Debt Ceiling Default Affect My Credit?

How Would a Debt Ceiling Default Affect My Credit?

Now that Congress has temporarily averted a debt ceiling default, we can all breathe a little easier for a while.... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 7/25/14

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7 Ways a Government Shutdown Can Impact Your Credit

7 Ways a Government Shutdown Can Impact Your Credit

With the government shutdown in our rear-view mirror for the time being, I think we are all breathing a little... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 7/25/14

Guide

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How to Understand the Government Shutdown

How to Understand the Government Shutdown

On Oct. 14, 2013, the United States federal government shut down. This was a bizarre move that impacted the entire... read more »

David Andrew

By: David Andrew • 7/25/14

Study

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Reform on Debit Card Swipe Fees Saved Consumers Billions

Reform on Debit Card Swipe Fees Saved Consumers Billions

Debit card swipe fees amount to only pennies per transaction, but when added together, they account for a sizable... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 7/24/14