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FloridaPolitics.com: Advocacy Group Asks Public What Florida Lawmaker They Should Target Next Over Payday Loans
After nearly two months of hammering Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for “sabotaging” President Barack Obama’s efforts to hold payday lenders accountable, Allied Progress now says they’re moving on to target another Florida lawmaker for the same offense.
Nashville’s News Channel 5: Lawmaker Wants Stiffer Rules For Payday Loan Companies
As first reported by NewsChannel 5 Investigates, in the months before and after that law passed, more than $400,000 in contributions to Tennessee Lawmakers was doled out by 5 pay day loan political action committees. Karl Frisch is the Executive Director of Allied Progress, a Washington DC based non-profit that has tracked the political spending of pay day loan companies across the country.
Kansas City Star Editorial: Kris Kobach Embarrasses Kansans… Again and Again and Again
Allied Progress, a nonprofit public advocacy group, says it wants a full investigation of communication between Kobach and Brian Newby, the new executive director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and a former leader of the Johnson County Election Office. This is a probe worth doing.
Who What Why: Fighting “Fraud” or Undermining Voting Rights?
A top federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC) official is under fire for secretly communicating with a proponent of more restrictive voting laws. In light of the revelation, the progressive advocacy group Allied Progress has asked for an investigation.
KCUR: Group Calls For Investigation Into Election Official’s Ties With Kobach
In a letter addressed to the EAC’s Inspector General sent Thursday, Allied Progress says emails between Newby and Kobach published earlier this month by the Associated Press show Newby violated the EAC’s rules for communicating with state election officials.
Associated Press: Group Wants Investigation of Kris Kobach and Federal Election Official Brian Newby
Allied Progress group called Wednesday for an investigation of a top federal elections official in the wake of a media report about his communications with one of the nation’s leading advocates of voting restrictions.
Washington Times: Advocacy Group Steps up Attack on Debbie Wasserman Schultz Over Payday Lending
The advocacy group Allied Progress is stepping up its campaign attacking Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on payday lending, announcing plans Monday to put up billboards in the Florida Democrat’s home state that say she’s not on President Obama’s side on the issue.
FloridaPolitics.com: Billboards Take Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Task on Payday Loans
“‘Debt Trap Debbie’ is siding with payday lenders rather than President Obama,” is the message being displayed on two illuminated billboards placed in heavily used traffic routes in Wasserman Schultz’ South Florida congressional district.
International Business Times: Why Elizabeth Warren Is Fighting Florida’s Payday Lending Model; Lenders Collect Billions From The Poor
Wasserman Schultz, whom the liberal activist group Allied Progress claims has accepted $68,000 in contributions from the payday industry since 2006, argues that Florida’s payday rules are better for consumers than the proposed CFPB regulations.
International Business Times: Warren Backs Payday Loan Regulation, Dem Leader Touts Permissive ‘Florida Model’
The bill drew new attention last week after the progressive group Allied Progress launched an ad campaign targeting Wasserman Schultz, who represents Florida’s 23rd district. The group says Wasserman Schultz has accepted $68,000 from the payday lending industry, implying that those funds led to her support for the bill.