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Join Occupy the SEC in Urging the President and the Senate to Appoint a Progressive as SEC Commissioner

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PETITION TO APPOINT A PROGRESSIVE AS SEC COMMISSIONER

As your constituent, I am requesting that you help ensure that the upcoming vacancy for the post of SEC Commissioner is filled with a regulator who has demonstrated commitment to financial reform. Our country needs an SEC Commissioner who possesses a strong record of advocating for the protection of consumers and investors.

Pushback from elected officials and advocates recently forced the Obama Administration to rethink the nomination of corporate attorney Keir Gumbs as the replacement for outgoing SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar. In your search for a new nominee, I urge you to work with the President to appoint a regulator who will not kow-tow to big banks and other financial behemoths like past Commissioners have done.

The disappointing leadership of Chair Mary Jo White is a glaring reminder of why the SEC needs another bold voice committed to enforcing the law, ensuring market fairness, and protecting investors and the public. Under Chair White's leadership, the agency:

- has continued to settle cases without requiring admission of guilt
- has granted regulatory waivers to companies that violate securities law
- has struggled to finalize rules on important issues, such as disclosures of CEO pay and political campaign contributions by public corporations.

Moreover, Chair White has been recused from numerous cases because of conflicts of interest arising from her previous work as a Wall Street defense lawyer.

It is time to put the public interest first, and nominate a commissioner whose professional past will not prevent participation in enforcement activities. I endorse a strong progressive such as Vermont Law School Professor Jennifer Taub or Andrew J. Green, Counsel to Commissioner Kara Stein.

The nomination of a true progressive will send a powerful message that the Administration believes the SEC mission of serving as a market watchdog is critical. Please ensure that the Senate selects a regulator who can lead the agency, enforce the rules, and provide real market accountability.
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Nov 19th, 2015
Someone from Gary, IN signed.
Nov 19th, 2015
Someone from Lone Tree, CO writes:
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Take an action that will protect all American's, not just the powerful!
Nov 19th, 2015
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Nov 19th, 2015
Someone from Stockbridge, MA writes:
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Where was the S.E.C. in 2008???Protecting white collar criminals still out there! Business as usual.
Nov 19th, 2015
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Oct 17th, 2015
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Oct 16th, 2015
Someone from Orlando, FL writes:
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The SEC is supposed to be a regulator...NOT an enabler!
Oct 16th, 2015
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Sep 30th, 2015
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Sep 17th, 2015
Someone from San Francisco, CA writes:
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We DO NOT WANT another Wall St. lap dog like Keir Gumbs nominated to the SEC. PERIOD. We need to see someone nominated / appointed who will champion the cause of the people, and protect consumers from the rampant greed of banks and brokers
Aug 9th, 2015
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Jul 28th, 2015
Someone from New York, NY writes:
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Let's actually have someone who will protect investors, not Wall Street.
Jul 23rd, 2015
Someone from Liberty, NY writes:
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The SEC requires a strong, consumer-advocate minded person as a leader. The interests of the American citizen must be protected.
Jul 20th, 2015
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Someone from San Luis Obispo, CA writes:
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We need to stop these conflicts of interests with previous Wall Street insiders.
Jul 15th, 2015
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Jul 14th, 2015
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Jul 14th, 2015
Someone from Redondo Beach, CA writes:
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Keir Gumbs is an avid practitioner of attempting to keep shareholder proposals off the annual meeting ballot by the use of corporate game playing.
Jul 14th, 2015
Someone from Redondo Beach, CA writes:
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Keir Gumbs is an avid practitioner of attempting to keep shareholder proposals off the annual meeting ballot by the use of corporate game playing.
Jul 14th, 2015
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Jul 13th, 2015
Someone from Norwich, VT writes:
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I urge support for my colleague Jennifer Taub as SEC commissioner.