A Letter from Elizabeth Warren
I am writing to ask for your support for American Family Voices (AFV), an organization that has been a close ally of mine for many years.
AFV was founded in 2000, and its central mission has been to strengthen and expand America’s middle class. AFV has fought for many of the same causes that I fight for today as Senator: breaking up the Too Big To Fail Wall Street banks; leveling the playing field between consumers and large financial institutions; expanding the ability of students to go to college without crushing burdens of debt; creating more high wage jobs; investing in programs that help low income people climb out of poverty; and opposing cuts in the programs that help keep senior citizens and those with disabilities out of poverty such as Social Security and Medicare.
AFV has a long history fighting in the trenches with progressives for progressive values – ranging from its efforts to attack corporate corruption in the wake of the Enron scandal to fighting for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The organization’s President, Mike Lux, has been my friend and ally for many years. Mike has a history of marshaling progressive forces around the country to advocate some incredibly important policy reforms.
Now, AFV is working to expand its capacity to advocate for a progressive economic agenda across the country in the months ahead. Specifically, the organization is building its capacity to coordinate public education and organizing work, to develop new and powerful coalitions around the big economic issues that really matter to progressives, to produce great video and written content, and to spearhead other innovative campaigns to advocate economic reform to the general public.
AFV needs resources and support from people like you to continue its critical efforts, and I wanted to make sure you know how important I think the organization’s work is. I hope you will be willing to help.