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Like me, I'm sure many of you are excited to see Elizabeth Warren in action in the Senate.  Having her on the Senate Banking Committee would give her not only a voice, but also the means to put her words into action.  

However, corporate/Wall Street forces in the Senate Democratic Caucus are putting pressure on leadership to oppose Warren for Banking membership and put her in a place where her ideas will have less power:

MORE ELIZABETH WARREN SPECULATION: FINANCE COMMITTEE? – From a top Hill watcher: “Finance may be a better fit. The banks all have tax issues that are at least as important as regulations, and that's a better committee in terms of fundraising … and she'll be in big demand as a Dem fundraiser the next two years. Plus … putting her on Finance would allow Schumer to tell the banks that he did something for them.”
http://www.politico.com/...

We helped get Warren elected.  Just look at the tens of millions of dollars the grassroots raised for her, and compare it to millions the Wall Street money that Brown had on his side.  Don't stop now.  We need to get her on the Banking committee.  

Below the fold is a list of current Banking committee members - call/email them and say you want Warren on the committee.  Also contact the (D) Senators from your state.

Elizabeth Warren May Not Make the Banking Committee.

It’s hard to fathom but there’s at least a fair chance that Elizabeth Warren may not get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee.

Warren’s resume makes her a perfect fit for the committee. Her tenure as chair of the Congressional TARP oversight panel gave her a clear view of the intersection of the financial sector and government. In that post she distinguished herself as an independent thinker and critic of both the Obama administration and of banking practices.

http://www.cnbc.com/...

Tim Johnson Chairman (D-SD)
(202) 224-5842
http://www.johnson.senate.gov/...

Jack Reed (D-RI)
(202) 224-4642
http://www.reed.senate.gov/...

Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
202-224-6542
https://www.schumer.senate.gov/...

Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
202.224.4744
http://www.menendez.senate.gov/...

Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI) RETIRING FROM BANKING COMMITTEE
(202) 224-6361
http://www.akaka.senate.gov/...

Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
(202) 224-2315
http://www.brown.senate.gov/...

Jon Tester (D-MT)
(202) 224-2644
http://www.tester.senate.gov/...

Herb Kohl (D-WI) RETIRING FROM BANKING COMMITTEE
(202) 224-5653
http://www.kohl.senate.gov/...

Mark R. Warner (D-VA)
 202-224-2023
http://www.warner.senate.gov/...

Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
(202) 224-3753
http://www.merkley.senate.gov/...

Michael F. Bennet (D-CO)
(202) 224-5852
http://www.bennet.senate.gov/...

Kay Hagan (D-NC)
202-224-6342
http://www.hagan.senate.gov/...

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  •  I predict Senator Elizabeth Warren will go down in (4+ / 0-)

    history as one of greatest stateswomen and political leaders of this era by the time her career is finished.  

    I'm putting this into writing here, so I can come back 50 or 100 years from now and say "I told you so!"  

    Cuz that's how I roll!  

    Good luck Senator Warren, let me  know if  can ever be helpful. I suspect I can extend that invitation on behalf of many others as well.

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 08:22:39 AM PST

  •  And say, "No!" to Erskine Bowles as Treas. Sec'y ! (4+ / 0-)
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    420 forever, rapala, emal, allenjo

    The co-chair of the Catfood Commission is on the short list to replace Geithner as Treasury Secretary. Unbelievable, but true.

    (I think Jack Lew will get the job, but it's not a done deal. Top three candidates for the position are Bowles, Lew and former Clinton administration Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman. All three are bad choices, IMHO, but Bowles as Treasury Secretary would be an affront to many that just voted for the President's re-election, IMHO.)

    Sign THIS PETITION to just say, "No," to Erskine Bowles' potential appointment as Geithner's successor!

    "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

    by bobswern on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 08:31:17 AM PST

  •  If you donated even a penny to a senate race (1+ / 0-)
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    LinSea

    in the past, remind them and tell them never again unless they help get Liz on the BC. I had to look up who was running in 2014, and glad to find two I did send money to. So my letters are going out first thing monday morning. The more ears you bend the better.

    And yes, it is a threating letter.

    GOP- Fact Free since 1981!

    by KingGeorgetheTurd on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 08:40:40 AM PST

  •  Can we get real science people on the (4+ / 0-)
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    HiBob, LinSea, emal, MethuenProgressive

    science committee too?

    That committee especially ones who have not rejected reality and substituted their own.

    Why hello there reality, how are you doing?

    by Future Gazer on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 08:46:01 AM PST

  •  Finance Committee? (1+ / 0-)
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    LinSea

    Are we sure that Finance wouldn't give her more power than Banking? I've always heard that Finance, with Appropriations, is one of the top two most powerful committees, and it would be an unusual boon for a freshman. They definitely get into issues we would want her to be able to influence. In August, for example, they had a hearing titled "Tax Reform: Examining the Taxation of Business Entities"; that seems like the kind of hearing we want her asking questions at. On the other hand, she's obviously ideal for Banking; I would just want to know that she prefers Banking to Finance before writing to Senators on her behalf.

  •  Read a rumor (1+ / 0-)
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    bobswern

    Do NOT know how true it is  but maybe someone here does. Chuck Schumer  is working behinds scenes to block her from committee?

    I normally don't post these sort of things but just relaying what I read.

    Please do NOT shoot the messenger for relaying what I read. I know it may or may not be true...especially in light of the fact I also read it was Schumer who encouraged her to run for MA senate race...

    Either way, I just encourage this action committee ! Thank you

    The Plutocratic States of America, the best government the top 1% and corporations can buy. We are the 99%-OWS.

    by emal on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 09:58:54 AM PST

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