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May 14, 2010
Heartland moms are participating in the Showdown on K Street on May 16 & 17! This is a story of a a fellow mother, woman and female consumer who will make the trip to Washington DC with me to tell Congress to support sound financial policies that work for the people not against them. You can take action on your own and support all mothers who are heading to K Street to fight for financial reform. Written by Ro bin Acree, executive director, GRO-Grass Roots Organizing: As a divorcee, single mom, grandma and female consumer it took me a long time to earn and build my own credit history...
April 26, 2010
A woman I know named Marie is a mother and grandmother with a very large extended family that depends on her. She first walked through the door of a payday loan shop for a little extra money to help her children and grandchildren just last year. Not too long after, she found herself with five payday loans and no way to pay them off. Marie, like so many payday loan borrowers who are strapped for cash, signed a post-dated check she could not cover just so she could walk out the door with cash to help her family that day. As mothers, we run up against all kinds of unexpected expenses when our...