Apparently, the SEC is going to hold a field hearing in California in late September… probably in the Bay Area. AFSCME is looking for people who lost money investing in municipal bonds (eg. Vallejo). They would like them to testify at the field hearing and can provide training on what to expect and how to be most effective. Contact Scott Adams. See SEC Steps Up to the Muni Plate, The Bond Buyer, 6/17/10 for additional background.