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Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted 57 – 41 to not even debate reforming our nation’s broken financial system. And you can bet how Chuck Grassley voted after getting millions in political contributions from Wall Street.

He wouldn’t even consider it. Who is he protecting? Who is he listening to?

Naturally, the big Wall Street firms and their lobbyists wanted to kill this bill, and that is just exactly what Chuck Grassley did. He voted along with every single other Republican to make sure the Senate didn’t even get a chance to talk about the bill -- much less vote for or against it.

I can’t say that I’m surprised that he’s decided to vote the way his big corporate donors wanted.  I have refused to take a single dime from corporate PACs or federal lobbyists. I’ve been fighting for regular families against powerful corporate interests my whole career.

Over the last few months, I’ve heard loud and clear in all 99 counties how Iowa families are demanding that we finally do something about our broken financial system.

And Chuck Grassley just made clear whose side he’s on.

I’m calling on my friends to send their own message to Chuck Grassley here -- and tell him to vote to protect Iowans, not his Wall Street donors, if and when this bill comes back to the floor.

Join me here.

I’ll be able to stick around for a while this morning if you’d like to talk more about this – or anything else.

Thanks again!

Originally posted to roxanne conlin on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 07:08 AM PDT.

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