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BIG NEWS: 39 Democratic Reps have signed Rep. Carolyn Maloney's letter supporting Elizabeth Warren's nomination to lead the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- over the objections of Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and big banks.

We need to keep the momentum going to send a strong signal to President Obama.

Can you help us get to 50 members of Congress by calling your representative and asking him or her to sign on to "The Maloney Letter"?  Click here for the number and a script.

The National Journal describes this as a "major lobbying battle over whether to appoint Elizabeth Warren" -- and it's all due to you.

In less than a week, over 140,000 people joined together to urge President Obama to appoint Warren -- making waves in the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. Together with our friends at Credo Action and MoveOn we've made thousands of calls to Democratic members of Congress -- and it's working with 39 reps signing the Maloney Letter supporting Warren. Sen. Tom Harkin launched his own letter supporting Warren's nomination, and yesterday, SEIU and the AFL-CIO piled on, publicly announcing their support for Warren's nomination.

But Wall Street isn't backing down. On Monday, Sen. Chris Dodd suggested Warren was too controversial. David Sirota explains that's step one in "marginalizing an agent of change".

This morning TPM reports that key Senate Democrats are hesitant about Warren -- we need to act fast before they scare President Obama out of nominating Warren. Tell your Rep to fight back by signing the Maloney Letter.

This congressional letter will be a major boost for Warren if more House members sign it -- so your call today is very important.

Can you take a minute to call your Representative? The number and a script are here.

(I'm the senior organizing fellow for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee)

Originally posted to Forrest Brown on Wed Jul 21, 2010 at 07:42 AM PDT.

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