Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Stand with Elizabeth Warren: Say no to a Wall Street banker for Treasury Undersecretary

Dear MoveOn member,

I'm Erica Sagrans, a MoveOn member in Chicago, Illinois, and I started a petition to the United States Senate and President Barack Obama, which says:

We stand with Senator Elizabeth Warren in opposing the nomination of Antonio Weiss, an investment banker with deep connections to Wall Street, to the position of Treasury Undersecretary. A Wall Street insider should not be regulating Wall Street. We ask that you take Senator Warren's lead and reject Weiss' nomination.

President Obama has nominated Antonio Weiss, a Wall Street investment banker, to be the next Treasury Undersecretary for Domestic Finance. Senator Warren opposes his nomination, and we agree with her that we shouldn't have Wall Street bankers overseeing Treasury's work supervising banks and protecting consumers.1

Weiss advised Burger King's acquisition of Canadian chain Tim Horton's, a "tax inversion" deal that lets corporations avoid paying their share of taxes by paying another country's tax rate. This summer President Obama called tax inversions an "unpatriotic tax loophole."

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–Erica Sagrans


1. "Can Elizabeth Warren stop an investment banker from running financial regulation at Treasury?," Vox, November 14, 2014

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