The Progressive Change Campaign Committee and it’s new affiliate, the P St. Project, will launch a public campaign this week with the help of Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) to whip up support in the Senate for Elizabeth Warren’s nomination and confirmation to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
PCCC, in partnership with the progressive group CREDO, rounded up 200,000 petition signatures in support of Warren, and will now team up with Franken to urge members to publicly commit to voting for her.
“Elizabeth Warren has proven that she is willing to stand up to Wall Street on behalf of consumers and is the logical choice to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,” Franken said. “If appointed by President Obama, I would vote to confirm Elizabeth Warren to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.”
In a letter to its members, PCCC highlights Franken’s support and urges supporters to tell their senators to follow suite. “Our momentum really impressed Senator Franken from Minnesota – so much that he’s released a statement supporting Warren for the job and he’s working with us to ask his colleagues to sign on,” the letter reads. “Can you call Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and ask them if they will sign on to Franken’s statement?”