OUR MISSION

We come together to build a financial system for working families, white, Black, and brown, not big Wall Street banks. Our mission is to train activists and cultivate political champions, envision a better financial system together, and deliver policy change to restore the financial sector to its rightful place in service of the real economy.

 

OUR HISTORY

The Take on Wall Street campaign was launched in the spring of 2016 out of a broad consensus among community organizations, labor unions, consumer activists, and faith groups that while the Dodd­-Frank Wall Street reforms ­­put in place after the financial crisis ­­were critically important, they simply didn’t go far enough. So we decided to work together to address the predatory economic power of Wall Street banks and billionaires and build a financial system for all of us. We are now a coalition of over 50 groups hosted by Americans for Financial Reform.

 

COALITION MEMBERS

ACCE​ ​Action, AFL-CIO, American​ ​Federation​ ​of​ ​State,​ ​County,​ ​and Municipal​ ​Employees, American​ ​Federation​ ​of​ ​Teachers, Agenda​ ​Project, American​ ​Family​ ​Voices, American​ ​Federation​ ​of​ ​Government​ ​Employees, American​ ​Federation​ ​of​ ​Teachers, Americans​ ​for​ ​Financial​ ​Reform, American​ ​Postal​ ​Workers​ ​Union, Campaign​ ​for​ ​America’s​ ​Future, California​ ​Reinvestment​ ​Coalition, Catholics​ ​in​ ​Alliance, Center​ ​for​ ​Popular​ ​Democracy​ ​Action, Communications​ ​Workers​ ​of​ ​America, Consumer​ ​Action, Consumers​ ​Union, Courage​ ​Campaign, Center​ ​for​ ​Popular​ ​Democracy, CREDO, Communications​ ​Workers​ ​of​ ​America, Daily​ ​Kos, Demand​ ​Progress, Democracy​ ​for​ ​America, Economic​ ​Policy​ ​Institute, Franciscan​ ​Action​ ​Network, Friends​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Earth​ ​US, Hedge​ ​Clippers, Institute​ ​for​ ​Policy​ ​Studies, Jubilee​ ​USA, Main​ ​Street​ ​Alliance, Media​ ​Voices​ ​for​ ​Children, MO​ ​Jobs​ ​with​ ​Justice, MoveOn, The​ ​Nation, National​ ​Education​ ​Association, NETWORK​ ​Lobby​ ​for​ ​Catholic​ ​Social​ ​Justice, New​ ​York​ ​Communities​ ​for​ ​Change, Citizen​ ​Action​ ​of​ ​New​ ​York​ ​(CANY), The​ ​Other​ ​98%, People​ ​for​ ​the​ ​American​ ​Way, People’s​ ​Action, Presente.org, Public​ ​Citizen, RootStrikers, SEIU, Strong​ ​Economy​ ​for​ ​All​ ​Coalition, UNITE​ ​HERE, United​ ​Auto​ ​Workers, United​ ​Food​ ​and​ ​Commercial​ ​Workers, and Working​ ​Families​ ​Party

 

STAFF

Porter McConnell is the Take on Wall Street Campaign Director. She previously ran the Financial Transparency Coalition, a global network of civil society, governments, and experts working to stop illicit financial flows out of developing countries. She has advocated on foreign aid policy and domestic resource mobilization at Oxfam America and the ONE Campaign. Before coming to Washington, Porter was based in Bogotá, Colombia, where she created a network of Latin American NGOs implementing social enterprise activities. Prior to her international work, she was a legislative aide for a Massachusetts State Senator and a program analyst for a small foundation making grants in education and climate change. She has lived in Central America and the Caribbean and traveled in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. She has a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from Williams College. She has contributed policy analysis to media outlets including National Public Radio, The Guardian, Reuters AlertNet, Daily Nation Kenya, EU Observer, Fusion, and Voice of America.

 

Luísa Abbott Galvão is the Take on Wall Street Campaign Coordinator. Prior to joining, she was the Climate Colonialism campaigner for Friends of the Earth US, focused on the United States’ role in international climate negotiations and trade policy, and then worked as a campaigner for homicide reduction in Brazil (her home country). But what brought Luisa into campaign work was her early experience working directly with survivors of sexual assault at a rape crisis center in North Carolina. This inspired her to do a Master’s in gender and development at the London School of Economics, and to work initially as a researcher on violence against women for the Inter-American Development Bank, and for a global family planning initiative with the United Nations Foundation. In her free time, Luisa has organized remotely around democracy, and truth and justice issues in Brazil.