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 envision a better financial system together, train activists, cultivate political champions, and deliver policy change to restore the financial sector to its rightful place in service of the real economy. Click here to find out how we do that.

 

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 big 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. While they may not endorse or prioritize every issue, Take On Wall Street members share the goal of building a financial system that works for everyone.

 

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, Beneficial State Foundation, 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, Groundwork Collaborative, Hedge​ ​Clippers, Institute​ ​for​ ​Policy​ ​Studies, Jubilee​ ​USA, Main​ ​Street​ ​Alliance, Media​ ​Voices​ ​for​ ​Children, MO​ ​Jobs​ ​with​ ​Justice, MomsRising, 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%, Patriotic Millionaires, 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 Campaign Director for Take on Wall Street. 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. At Oxfam America, she advocated for the reform of U.S. foreign aid to promote developing country ownership of aid decisions, as well as advocating for a robust foreign aid budget at the ONE Campaign. Before coming to Washington, Porter was based in Bogotá, Colombia, where she built a network of Latin American NGOs implementing income generating activities to fund their missions. 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 Hispanic 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 NBC News, The New York Times, National Public Radio, MarketWatch, Vox, The Guardian, American Banker, Daily Nation Kenya, and EU Observer.

 

Ericka Taylor is the Popular Education Manager for Take on Wall Street. Immediately prior, she served as a Co-Director of DC Working Families Party, a state chapter of the national organization working to build progressive political power in communities across the country. Ericka has spent the bulk of her career in organizing and advocacy, including positions with Organizing Neighborhood Equity DC (ONE DC), DC ACORN, and Tenants and Workers Support Committee. She has also worked as a program officer with the Public Welfare Foundation and trained young people and youth organizers as the Southeast Regional Program Coordinator for YouthAction. Ericka earned her BA in English from Cornell University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University. She has served on the boards or steering committees of the National Organizers Alliance, Progressive Technology Project, YouthAction, Western States Center, National Priorities Project, La Clínica del Pueblo, and Jews United for Justice.

 

Annie Norman photoAnnie Norman is the Save the Post Office Campaigner for Take On Wall Street. Previously, she served as the Associate Field Director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, where she oversaw their statewide field organizing team. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Oklahoma. In between obtaining her degrees, she served in the Peace Corps, where she spent two and a half years working on sustainable community economic development and sexual health education projects in the rural farming community of Tierra Blanca de Cartago, in Costa Rica’s central valley. Since then, she has worked nine electoral campaign cycles, and as a sexual health educator and then as an organizer for Planned Parenthood affiliates in Waco, TX, Tulsa, OK, and Detroit, MI.

 

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