Town Hall Meetings on the Financial Choice Act are right now the most urgent defense line to protect shareholder rights. As you are aware, the Financial CHOICE Act (which threatens to gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Shareholder Proposal Rule) has been referred to the full House of Representatives for a vote as early as next week. Congressional Representatives are on recess, and are expected to hold town halls or office hours this week. Clearly, time is of the essence. Background:
NorthStar Asset Management, As You Sow, and Sanford Lewis have been working with the grassroots organization Indivisible, which has recommended that we find passionate constituents in key districts to actually show up at town hall meetings and ask their Congressperson for a commitment to vote against the Financial CHOICE Act and any changes to the Shareholder Proposal Rule. We implore you to learn your voting district and Congressperson, and identify which town hall meeting you (or a client) can attend to speak out against this act.
To help you (or clients) do this, we are providing the below resources:
- Town hall meetings are being posted with short notice. I have committed to sending regular updates to all interested parties regarding new town hall meetings in key districts. The first set of meetings is listed at the bottom of this email. As information is changing rapidly, please confirm meeting date and registration requirements on your representative’s website.
- In collaboration with Sanford Lewis and As You Sow, NorthStar Asset Management, Inc. has put together a “cheat sheet” for financial advisors/pension fund representatives that will attend town hall meetings, including a sample script. I would add, you don’t have to be a financial advisor or financial professional, as long as you are concerned about the rights of shareholders.
TOWN Hall MEETINGS (More @ Town Hall Project)
|Representative Name||District||Date of Town Hall||Location of Town Hall Meeting||Notes|
|Mario Diaz-Balart||Mario Diaz-Balart||10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., second Wednesday of every month||Collier County Housing Authority 1800 Farm Worker Way, Immokalee, FL 34142|
|Mario Diaz-Balart||FL-25||3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., second Thursday of every month||LaBelle City Hall 481 W Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, FL 33935|
|Rod Blum||IA-1||Wed May 10 2017; 7pm|| Cedar Falls High School Gym|
1015 S Division Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
|Rod Blum||IA-1||Thu May 11 2017; 12pm||Babe Harder Gymnasium – Marshalltown Community College 3700 S Center St, Marshalltown, IA 50158||Register|
|Roger Marshall||KS-1||Wed May 10 2017; 8AM||Washington County Hospital 304 E 3rd St, Washington, KS 66968|
|Roger Marshall||KS-1||Wed May 10 2017 5:30PM||Iron Clad 427 Lincoln Ave, Wamego, KS 66547|
|Roger Marshall||KS-1||Sat May 13 2017 09:00 AM||Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, Conference Center 1st St, La Crosse, KS 67548|
|James Comer Jr.||KY-1||Wed May 10 2017; 4:30PM||Marshall County Courthouse 1101 Main St, Benton, KY 42025|
|James Comer Jr.||KY-1||Thu May 11 2017; 3PM||Clinton County Courthouse – Upstairs Courtroom Cross St, Albany, KY 42602|
|James Comer Jr.||KY-1||Fri May 12 2017; 9AM||Metcalfe County Judicial Center 201 E Stockton St, Edmonton, KY 42129|
|James Comer Jr.||KY-1||Fri May 12 2017; 1PM||McLean County Town Hall McLean County Courthouse – Fiscal Courtroom 210 Main St, Calhoun, KY 42327|
|Mark Meadows||NC-11||Sat May 13 2017; 10:00 AM||Jackson Park, #1 801 4th Ave E, Hendersonville, NC 28792|
|Kevin Cramer||ND-0||Wed May 10 2017; 10am||KFYR 550 AM – Bismarck 1100 The Flag – Fargo KLTC 1460 AM – Dickinson KTGO 1090 AM – Tioga||**Weekly radio show; call-in to ask a question!|
|Kevin Cramer||ND-0||Thu May 11 2017 12PM||Mandan Eagles 1400 Collins Ave, Mandan, ND 58554|
|Kevin Cramer||ND-0||Thu May 11 2017; 5PM||Bismarck Eagles 313 N 26th St, Bismarck, ND 58501|
|Kevin Cramer||ND-0||Thurs May 11; 10:30am||Radio: KHND 1470 AM – Harvey||**Weekly radio show; call-in to ask a question!|
|Don Bacon||NE-2||Sat May 13 2017 3:00 PM||Bennington Elementary School 11620 N 156th St, Bennington, NE 68007|
|Tom MacArthur||NJ-3||Wed May 10 2017; 6:30pm||John F. Kennedy Center 429 John F Kennedy Way, Willingboro, NJ 08046|
|John Katko||NY-24||Tue May 30 2017 7:00 PM||Camillus Middle School 5525 Ike Dixon Rd #1, Camillus, NY 13031||**Note that town hall is after expected vote. Please call this Congressman ASAP|
|Mike Conaway||TX-11||Wed May 10 2017 4:30 PM||Andrews Senior Activity Center 310 W Broadway St, Andrews, TX 79714|
|Roger Williams||TX-25||Sat May 13 2017; 12PM||King-Seabrook Chapel at Huston-Tillotson University 900 Chicon St, Austin, TX 78702|
|Chris Stewart||UT-02||Fri, May 12, 2017 7PM||Richfield High School 495 W Center St, Richfield, UT 84701|
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