Consumer protection is a civil rights issue

American families suffered greatly in the Great Recession. And Latinos were disproportionately impacted—families lost an entire generation of wealth as a lack of consumer protections allowed lenders to lure borrowers into abusive products.

It was clear the nation needed change to ensure the civil rights of consumers. That is the role of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which was created in the wake of the economic downturn. In less than six years the CFPB has reined in unfair and deceptive practices in the financial marketplace and helped put Americans on a path to economic security.

Protect and defend the gains of the CFPB

Ensuring every consumer has access to safe, affordable products and is protected from abusive lending practices is a civil rights issue. That is why we can’t stand by and watch the dismantling of the CFPB.

We will continue to advocate for consumer protections that ensure that our American economic engine—our nation’s workers and consumers—can maintain and build wealth for this generation and the next.