Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Wednesday May 12, 10:00 a.m.

Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit to hold hearing on Use of Credit Information Beyond Lending Issues and Reform Proposals that will include HR3149: The Equal Employment for All Act. This is the prelude hearing/discussion to what we've all been working toward for months and months. It just got sprung to us, so we have to shift gears and react NOW and into the weekend and next week. Bottom-line we want the hearing to get national coverage and exposure. We cobbled together the following quick draft media outreach letter and national media contact list in order to get this moving quickly. Please Act NOW! and stay tuned . . .

Media Outreach for Hearing Coverage

[Sample Letter]

On Wednesday May 12 beginning at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit is holding a hearing on the Use of Credit Information Beyond Lending Issues and Reform Proposals that will include HR3149: The Equal Employment for All Act. This hearing and in particular HR3149 warrants your coverage because more than 100 million people are impacted and more than 25 million Americans are currently under or unemployed. In America today, you don’t work with damaged credit due primarily to the recession because 50% of all jobs and 80% of all white collar jobs require Americans to submit a personal credit report in exchange for the right to work. It’s wrong and it’s being perpetrated by the big three credit bureaus just to make a buck.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in credit bureau PAC money have been funneled into Congress and this committee in particular. The votes have been bought and the hearing will be a kangaroo hearing without your bright lights shinning upon the committee for all the world to see. The preliminary hearing to this one was a joke. No reporters, no cameras and zero national exposure. The three credit bureaus were given the floor and free reign to spew their vile propaganda and only one person was there to speak for “the people.” Without your cameras and reporters this hearing will be a repeat performance of corporations stomping upon the will of 90% of America that demand HR3149 be passed now!

Please don’t allow a repeat performance. Please perform the highly esteemed role that the free press in America has performed so valiantly over time by covering this hearing from gavel to gavel and exposing the PAC money buying votes within Congress and this committee. Without you, “we the people” and HR3149 don’t have a chance of success. I humbly urge you to please stand up for and represent the people of America that are being pummeled by the sale of their personal credit reports to employers in order to fund the corporate coffers and pure greed of the big three credit bureaus.

Information on the hearing is linked as follows:

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National Media Contact List


Washington Post:

CNN MoneyUse link below, select "News Alert Problem or a Question"

CNN, CNN Website, etc.

CBS News: Use the following link and hit: CBS Evening News w/Katie Couric, CBS Morning News and The Early Show;ad-googleAdSense

Use the following link and hit: CBS Evening News

ABC News


Fox News

Real Clear

The Wall Street Journal


NY Times:

LA Times

NY Daily News

The Source

Tavis Smiley

Washington Journal – Radio Call In.

Real Clear Politics

Counter Punch

The Hill

Washington Monthly

NY Daily News


Drudge Report



Free Speech TV

Washington Week w/Gwen Ifill

The Union Edge Talk Radio

The Source

Politics Daily


Washington Journal – Radio Call In.

Roll Call


  1. remove me from your mailing list please!!

  2. The above comment came from a real brain to behold. Anonymous comment to delete them from the mailing list. Let's see which anonymous member should we delete? Sometimes you just scratch your head and wonder ;-)