Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard University law professor helping launch the new consumer protection bureau, will be attending a town hall meeting this month in Baltimore.
The June 30th event is being hosted by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings at the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Central Branch, 400 Cathedral St. It runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
So, come and see the woman who strikes fear in the hearts of bankers and others in the financial services industry and hear her diabolical plans to create transparent mortgage documents and to spread financial literacy. (OK, I was exaggerating — about those business people having hearts.)
Warren is a no-nonsense, savvy consumer advocate. Consumer groups want President Obama to nominate her as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that officially opens for business next month. Banks and their supporters in Congress have tried to demonize her. At the same time, Republicans on the Hill also have introduced legislation that would gut the new bureau.