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Elizabeth Fusco

2013, Equal Justice Works Fellowships, Elizabeth Fusco

Elizabeth Fusco

Name of Host Organization: New Economy Project
City, State: New York, New York
Issue area: Consumer Rights
Sponsors: The Ottinger Family Foundation, Anonymous

The Project

Liz is engaging community groups and low-income New Yorkers in shaping financial reform by providing legal assistance and linking groups in neighborhoods most affected by the financial crisis with regulatory and enforcement agencies.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
In the years leading up to the financial crisis, a glaring lack of regulatory oversight enabled a long list of financial institutions to take advantage of low-income people and communities with impunity. This project serves as a critical bridge between regulators and low-income communities and communities of color in New York City to create a sustained, dynamic connection to fight ongoing financial injustices. Liz works to ensure that victims of unscrupulous financial practices have their concerns and perspectives included in the rulemaking and enforcement work of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as well as other federal and state regulators.