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Joe Sestak Details His Efforts to Hold Wall Street Accountable in Conference Call with PA VOTE 2010 Volunteers

Joe Sestak Details His Efforts to Hold Wall Street Accountable in Conference Call with PA VOTE 2010 Volunteers

Harrisburg, PA – In advance of the upcoming movie premiere “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” Admiral Joe Sestak joined PA VOTE 2010 volunteers on a conference call to discuss the efforts by Democrats in Congress to hold Wall Street accountable compared to the actions of Republicans like Congressman Toomey who have spent his career fighting for Wall Street over Pennsylvania families. PA Vote 2010 volunteers gathered at house parties across the state where they called local voters and laid out the stark choice Pennsylvanians face in November. Following the calls, they watched the original “Wall Street” movie-the classic portrayal of corporate greed and corruption that led to the financial panic of the 1980’s. 

“I held Wall Street accountable by voting for Wall Street reform that will provide oversight for the out of control derivatives market, protect small businesses and consumers and help ensure that reckless Wall Street bankers can’t bring our financial system to the brink of collapse,” said Admiral Joe Sestak. “Congressman Toomey has spent his entire career fighting for Wall Street, and he opposed commonsense Wall Street reform.”

“Congressman Toomey has spent his entire life fighting for Wall Street,” said Mark Nicastre spokesman with the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. “Pennsylvania families need a Senator who is going to fight for them, not a Senator whose life reads like a movie script that could be titled: Congressman Toomey: Never Stops Working for Wall Street.”

The choice this November is clear.  Admiral Sestak has worked with Democratic leaders to rein-in Wall Street and bring its shadowy practices to light. These reforms have given consumers the information they need to make informed decisions by the eliminating fine print, hidden fees, and predatory practices. Pat Toomey has spent his entire life fighting for Wall Street: from his time as a derivatives trader to his efforts as a member of Congress to deregulate Wall Street. In Congress, he took to the House floor to stand up for Wall Street, not Pennsylvania families. And when he left Congress, he worked for a Wall Street-backed special interest group, where he supported Social Security privatization.

PA VOTE 2010 is the Pennsylvania Democratic Party and Organizing for America-Pennsylvania’s (OFA-PA) unprecedented effort to help elect Democratic leaders up and down the ticket who will represent Pennsylvania families. 

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