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What People are Saying

“Thank you, Better Markets.”
- former President of the United States Barack Obama
“Dennis Kelleher and his team at Better Markets have consistently pushed for financial reform that will help protect the U.S. economy from another financial crash. They are strong partners in the fight to level the playing field for middle class families, and have been persistent fighters for the American people, their jobs, savings and retirements.”
- Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
"Better Markets fights for a financial system that works for hardworking, everyday Americans. Its expertise is essential for promoting policies that support the real economy, jobs and growth, while protecting consumers and investors."
- Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.)
“It's more important than ever that consumers and taxpayers have strong advocates like Dennis and Better Markets to stand up for ordinary Americans.”
- Senator Sherrod Brown, Ranking Member, Senate Banking Committee
“Dennis Kelleher is one of the most effective group CEOs in Washington DC and Better Markets’ record of achievement proves that.”
- Camden Fine, President and CEO of Independent Community Bankers of America
"Think of Better Markets as Occupy Wall Street's suit wearing cousin... [It] does not march against banks, or bring loudspeakers to their lobbies. It instead writes detailed comment letters to regulators, meets with them, files friend-of-the-court briefs, puts out studies and testifies before Congress."
- New York Times
“Wall Street keeps pounding Washington. Fighting any attempt to rein in the too big to fail banks. Who’s fighting back? Better Markets.”
- Corporate Crime Reporter (Read More)
“Of all the civil society organizations seeking to promote financial stability, Dennis Kelleher’s Better Markets stands out.”
- Simon Johnson, New York Times columnist
“Talk about David and Goliath. [Better Markets] is David, and they are the one organization on the line making the pro-reform points that have to be made in order for the regulators to say ‘We passed this regulation because we know this.’”
- Former Senator Ted Kaufman
“It’s good to get some balance into the mix. My mom and your mom don’t usually have somebody [like Better Markets]”
- Gary Gensler, Former CFTC Chairman
"Financial reform warrior."
- Bloomberg TV host Betty Liu
"It's David versus Goliath, but at least David's there."
- Former Senator Byron Dorgan
“On the front-lines of this effort is Better Markets, a relatively new advocacy group pushing to ensure new regulations are as strong as possible.”
- Braking the Banks (Read More)
"Better Markets encourages a free flow of reform-minded ideals by bringing transparency and some small counterweight to the lobbying goliath of Wall Street."
- Former Special Inspector General, TARP
“Kelleher, a former attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, has become well-known for his critique of both Wall Street banks and regulators who he has often accused of failing to hold the banks accountable for wrongdoing.”
- Sarah N. Lynch & Aruna Visawanatha, former Reuters columnists (Read More)
"It's more important than ever that consumers and taxpayers have strong advocates like Dennis and Better Markets to stand up for ordinary Americans."
George Cahlink, former CQ Weekly columnist (Read More)
“Dennis is one of the most effective group CEOs in Washington DC and Better Markets’ record of achievement proves that.”
Cam Fine, former President and CEO, ICBA
“Dennis Kelleher [is] one of the most powerful lobbyists on financial regulatory reform.”
- New York Times, “Facing Down the Bankers” (Read More)
“A point made forcefully by Dennis Kelleher; his blog at Better Markets is a must-read for anyone who cares about financial regulatory reforms.”
- Simon Johnson, New York Times columnist and former IMF Chief Economist (Read More)