Call your member of the Financial Services Committee

Call your member of the Financial Services Committee

Tomorrow, a key Congressional committee is deciding whether or not to roll back vital financial protections created following the Financial Crash in 2007. Your representative is a key member of the committee -- and we need you to remind them that they work for us, not the big banks. Can you make a fast and vital call?

Using this tool, we'll connect you directly to your Representative in Congress, free of charge. Calls are powerful and we can tell you: nothing -- nothing -- beats a phone call. If enough of us reach for our phones and tell our representatives to listen to constituents and not the big banks, it could save key financial protections but in place following the financial crash of 2007.

The best times to call are your local time between 9.00 AM and 5:00 PM.

First, you'll need to ask for your representative. If you don't know their name, you can give them your zip code, and they will connect you.

Here is an example of what you can say on your call (or you can just wing it!):

    Hello, I’m [Your Name], I’m a constituent calling from [Your City/County/Town], and I would like to speak to you about banking regulations that protect people over profits.

    I am opposed to you eliminating the protections that were created following the Financial crash of 2007 when the banks wrecked the economy. 

    I am calling to ask you to oppose the CHOICE Act and to stand up to the bank lobby and protect a strong and independent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  


    Thank you for your time. 


    • Be friendly and polite - the person picking up the phone will find it hard to ignore you if you are polite. 
    • Don’t feel like you have to answer any specific questions if you don’t feel comfortable.


      What if they ask who asked me to call? 

      Tell the person that you’re a member of SumOfUs, which runs campaigns to keep corporations accountable. Tell them you’re calling as someone who is concerned about keeping consumer and banking regulations safe

      Do I have to be an expert about banking regulations to call my representative? 

      No! Your representative needs to be reminded they work for you, and not the big banks. If nothing else, you can speak about your own personal experiences -- you are an expert on that!

      What if I’m not connected? 

      The line may be busy - sorry about that. Please leave a message if you can or try calling again during office hours (typically between 9am and 5pm local).