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California Reinvestment Coalition

A Big Test for Janet Yellen: Stop the OneWest-CIT Merger

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

A coalition of California community groups and a local legal aid agency have come up with a novel way to hold a major LA area bank accountable for the devastation it has caused Southern California communities as a result of its risky and predatory practices.

Can LA's Communities Bank on Antonio Villaraigosa?

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

As mayor and Assembly speaker, Villaraigosa had considerable success forging compromises in the midst of controversies. So far, however, he's been invisible on this issue.

Kevin Short

How Big Banks Swipe Millions From Welfare Recipients

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business

Dominique Hudson is fed up with giving Wells Fargo her bus money. Each month, the 18-year-old from Oakland, Calif., pays the bank about $12 in ATM ...

Banks Should Pay for the Foreclosure Crisis

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.02.2011 | Business
Peter Dreier

We can't solve California's fiscal disaster without addressing the foreclosure crisis. It doesn't make sense to make severe cuts to state and local budgets only to allow Wall Street banks and their overpaid CEOs to drain billions more from our states.