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Concerned about the economy? Wonder what credit card reform really means for you and your family? Curious about what’s being done to prevent another collapse in the banking industry? If you are –- and who isn't? -– now is your chance to get some answers.
iVillage is thrilled to announce an interview with Elizabeth Warren, the no nonsense, take no prisoners Harvard Law professor and consumer advocate who President Obama recently tapped to head up the first ever Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Now we need your help. Tell us what you’d like to ask Elizabeth Warren. If she were sitting at your kitchen table, what would you ask her? What are some of your big questions when it comes to how this agency will actually protect families like your own? We’ll ask as many of your questions as we can, and then showcase your questions and Warren’s responses for a special story on iVillage, the week of November 8th. Fun!
Warren, the daughter of a janitor, rose to national prominence as head of a congressional oversight panel charged with monitoring the federal bank bailout program. She made the television rounds, appearing everywhere from The Rachel Maddow Show to The Daily Show, speaking out on the need for more consumer protection – comments that certainly didn’t make her a darling on Wall Street.
"What I hope to do is give, literally, millions of American families better tools to be able to tell what the financial products that they deal with cost, what the risks are associated with them and to be able to compare one product to another," Warren recently said at Fortune magazine’s "Most Powerful Women Summit" in Washington when asked about her new post. And without missing a beat, she added, "Should be simple, I’m hoping to be finished up within a couple of months."
Check: sense of humor. Can’t hurt to have one of those when you are charged with creating a new $500 million high-level bureaucracy, protecting millions of consumers –- like you! -- and taking on your Wall Street enemies.
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