Keep Political Operatives Out of the Federal Reserve

The newest person in the long line of terrible Trump appointments is Stephen Moore, a man who has so far supported Trump’s every fiscal whim and who Trump has now nominated to be on the Federal Reserve Board. Moore not only has a history of misstating facts, but he also seems to be willing to manipulate the economy in the short term to benefit his political party even if the long-term effects of that manipulation are bad for the country. When Trump has publicly decried the current Fed chairman, Jerome H. Powell, for refusing to follow orders, Moore has been cheering Trump on and even encouraging him to fire everyone at the Federal Reserve for their disloyalty.

A stable economy depends on a Federal Reserve that is not politically compromised – and Stephen Moore’s appointment would last either 5 or 11 years depending on which seat he fills. Luckily, he has to be confirmed by the Senate – so call your Senators and tell them to block Moore for the sake of our economy!

ACTION: Block Moore, Protect Our Economy

Senator Patty Murray: DC - 202-224-2621 Seattle - 206-553-5545

Senator Maria Cantwell: DC - 202-224-3441 Seattle - 206-220-6400

Suggested Script:

“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [PLACE]. I am worried about President Trump’s recent nomination of Stephen Moore for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board. Stephen Moore has demonstrated that he is willing to use the Federal Reserve as a political tool to benefit Trump and the Republican Party, to the ultimate detriment of our economy. Please vote against Moore’s confirmation and do whatever you can to keep him out of the Fed. Thank you.”

Background:

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/27/707312764/economists-forecast-stephen-moore-wouldnt-be-good-for-fed-post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/stephen-moore-could-inflict-more-long-term-damage-than-any-of-trumps-other-nominations/2019/03/25/af6e6e4e-4f3b-11e9-88a1-ed346f0ec94f_story.html