Woodstock Institute staff and members of the Illinois Community Investment Coalition (ICIC) left a big impression at last month’s National Community Reinvestment Coalition Annual Conference. Woodstock President Dory Rand, Senior Vice President Geoff Smith, and Vice President Tom Feltner shared Woodstock’s expertise with community investment advocates from across the country as presenters on panels with topics inlcuding strategies to influence elected officials, foreclosure prevention, and promoting sustainable lending.
As we promised, ICIC members visited the offices of twelve Illinois elected officials to ask for a strong and independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency, modernization of the Community Reinvestment Act, expansion of credit to small businesses, and expanded protections on overdraft credit products and government benefits cards. Now that we’re back home, Woodstock will continue to push for meaningful financial reform that will promote economic security for all Americans and prevent future financial crises.
Click on the photos below to see Woodstock and ICIC in action at NCRC.