News & Updates

March 21, 2017

Secretary of Labor Nominee – Fiduciary Twitterstorm Social Media Toolkit

Tweets (graphics to follow): #AskAcosta does he support the #fiduciary rule DOL #fiduciaryrule must go into effect as scheduled so that retirement savers get the protections they need & deserve. This Administration should not support the financial industry’s ability to profit at retirement savers’ expense.#SaveFiduciaryRule. Trump delay of the ‘fiduciary rule’ will cost retirement savers […]

Category: Social Media


September 19, 2016

LITIGATION CHALLENGING THE DOL FIDUCIARY DUTY RULE

Since early June, 2016, opponents of the rule have filed a series of lawsuits in three federal district courts seeking to invalidate it.  The plaintiffs include the Chamber of Commerce, the Financial Services Institute (FSI), the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), members of the fixed-indexed annuities industry, and other organizations.  In each of […]

Category: Blog


June 22, 2016

RE: Oppose the veto override of HJ Res 88 (DOL conflict of interest rule)

Date: June 21, 2016 Dear Representative: As organizations that support the Department of Labor’s (DoL) rule to update and strengthen protections for retirement savers, we are writing to thank you for standing up for your hardworking constituents saving for retirement and opposing HJ Res 88, the Resolution of Disapproval that would block the rule’s implementation, […]

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May 4, 2016

An open letter to the members of ACLI:

According to recent news reports, the board of ACLI will meet this week to decide whether to pursue a lawsuit challenging the Department of Labor’s recently finalized conflict of interest rule. We are writing on behalf of organizations that advocate for consumers, workers, and retirees to urge companies like yours to oppose a lawsuit and […]

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April 27, 2016

RE: Oppose the Resolution to block DOL’s final conflict of interest rule

April 26, 2016 Dear Representative: As organizations that support the Department of Labor’s (DoL) rule to update and strengthen protections for retirement savers, we are writing to urge you to oppose H.J. Res 88, the Resolution of Disapproval that would block its implementation. This rule is a tremendous accomplishment in the fight to improve our […]

Category: Blog, Press Releases


April 20, 2016

EDITORIAL/COLUMNIST/NEWS ROUNDUP: WHY CONGRESS SHOULD PROTECT OUR RETIREMENT SAVINGS

The Department of Labor (DoL) earlier this month released its final rule to update and strengthen protections for retirement savers.  The rule will protect hard-working Americans from losing money because of a conflict of interest when a broker or other financial professional provides retirement investment advice.  The release of this final rule is a tremendous […]

Category: Blog, Media Coverage


April 20, 2016

RE: Oppose the Resolution to block DOL’s final conflict of interest rule

April 20, 2016 Honorable John Kline                                                       Honorable Bobby Scott Chairman                                                                           Ranking Member Education and Workforce Committee                              Education and Workforce Committee U.S. House of Representatives                                         U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515                                                  Washington, D.C. 20515 RE: Oppose the Resolution to block DOL’s final conflict of interest rule Dear Chairman Kline and […]

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April 6, 2016

SAVE OUR RETIREMENT COALITION AND DOZENS OF ADVOCACY GROUPS APPLAUD RELEASE OF LABOR DEPARTMENT’S FINAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST RULE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 6, 2016 Contact: Shanessa Bryant, Better Markets, (202) 618-6433 or sbryant@bettermarkets.com  In Significant Victory for Workers and Retirees, Long-Awaited Rule Will Protect Americans’ Retirement Savings  April 6, 2016, Washington, D.C. – Members of the SaveOurRetirement.org coalition and a diverse collection of consumer groups, civil rights organizations,  labor unions, financial entities and […]

Category: Press Releases


April 6, 2016

Support DOL’s final conflict of interest rule

April 6, 2016 RE: Support DOL’s final conflict of interest rule Dear Member of Congress: As organizations that support of the Department of Labor’s (DoL) rulemaking to update and strengthen protections for retirement savers, we commend Secretary Perez and his staff for issuing a final rule to protect hard-working Americans from losing money because of […]

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April 5, 2016

VOICES OF EXPERIENCE: IT IS TIME TO END CONFLICTED-ADVICE HARMING RETIREMENT SAVERS

  Arthur Levitt, Jr., chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1993 to 2001: In this videotaped interview, Levitt explains why the DOL rule is needed, how it will help savers of modest means, and why the SEC doesn’t need to act first. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YfWDXQdYVw Calls the lack of congressional support for the DOL fiduciary […]

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