Sign On Letters and Comments
An easy – and important! – way to support consumer work is to sign onto letters and submit comments telling elected officials and other deciding bodies that you want the strongest protections for consumers in Maryland and beyond. Check back frequently for the most up-to-date active sign on letters and commenting opportunities.
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Comment and Sign On Letters
- The National Community Reinvestment Coalition's letter commenting on the insufficiency of a proposed consumer compliance (CC) Rating System.
- The Portect Students and Taxpayers Coalition Comment Letter asking the U.S. Department of Education to improve the student loan relief process for defrauded students.
- The National Consumer Law Center's sign on letter urging the Department of Education to collect and release the data necessary to ensure that student loans are a tool for economic advancement and not economic devastation for borrowers of color.
- MCRC's comments on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposed arbitration rule. (August, 2016)
- MCRC's comments to the U.S. Dept. of Education, asking them to strengthen protections for distance education students in a proposed rule. (August, 2016)
- Sign on letter from 15 organizations asking the Obama Administration to crack down on scam debt relief companies. (September, 2016)
- Sign on letter from more than 30 organizations calling on FCC chairman Tom Wheeler not to create a carveout for anonymized data in his broadband privacy proposal. (September, 2016)
- Sign on letter asking for strong action to be taken to investigate, expose, and prevent abusive sales practices in banks, such as the incident with Wells Fargo. (September, 2016)
- A letter from MCRC and 23 other organizations asking the Maryland Higher Education Commission to retroactively apply new student protection legislation to those affected by the ITT Tech closure. (October, 2016)
- Our joint statement with consumer advocates from the Woodstock Institute, California Reinvestment Coalition, and Reinvestment Partners, condemning a court action against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. (October, 2016)
- Sign on letter asking appropriators to preserve Pell funding for low-income students. (October, 2016)
- Sign on letter to President Obama, thanking him for improving the Dept. of Education's complaint system and asking the Administration to improve certain features of the system before the end of President Obama's term. (October, 2016)
- Our joint comment letter to the Federal Trade Commission on their proposed settlements related to recalled used cars. (January, 2017)
- Sign on letter from student debt advocates asking Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer, Speaker Ryan, and Leader Pelosi to express support for the CFPB and all the work they do to protect student borrowers. (February, 2017)
- Coalition letter to urge Congress to keep rules that protect students and taxpayers from waste and fraud in higher education. (March, 2017)
- Coalition letter asking the Department of Education to protect the Gainful Employment and Borrowers' Defense rules. (July, 2017)
- Comments on the Maryland Higher Education Commission regarding Regulation .01-.03 COMAR13B.02.06 Financial Guarantees and the Maryland Guaranty Fund for For-Profit Institutions of Higher Education. (July, 2017)
- Sign on letter to Secretary DeVos opposing the gutting of consumer protections for students and taxpayers in regulatory reform. (September, 2017)
- Sign on letter to members of Congress, asking them to oppose attacks on protections for students and taxpayers in the House PROSPER Act. (February, 2018)
- Sign on letter to Congress, asking them to oppose the PROSPER Act. (June, 2018)
- Sign on letter to House and Senate appropriators, asking them to continue to support the Pell Grant program. (June, 2018)
- Sign on letters to credit reporting agencies requesting credit reporting relief for consumers affected by natural disasters and federal employees affected by the shutdown. (January, 2019)
- Sign on letter to Senators Hassin and Durbin, supporting the PROTECT Students Act. (April, 2019)