State Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) will be hosting an informational briefing on predatory payday lending reform tomorrow in Madison:

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

Informational Briefing on Predatory Payday Lending reform

Madison – On Wednesday, September 16, 2009, supporters of the effort to reform payday lending in Wisconsin will hold a briefing for legislators, staff and other interested parties. This event is hosted by State Representative Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh), the lead assembly sponsor of Assembly Bill 392, the Predatory Lending Consumer Protection Act.

This event is open to the public; media is welcome to attend.

General Information:

Date: September 16, 2009
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 am
Location: Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall
413 North – State Capitol

Predatory Lending Reform – Legislative Briefing Agenda

Welcome: Representative Gordon Hintz, Oshkosh

Guest Speakers:

· Center for Responsible Lending:
Jennifer Johnson, Senior Legislative Counsel

· Department of Veteran Affairs:
Michael Trepanier, Executive Assistant

· Wisconsin Catholic Charities:
Deacon Richard Sage, Executive Director Catholic Charities, La Crosse Diocese

· Wisconsinites for Responsible Lending:
Sarah Hawks, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, La Casa de Esperanza, Inc.

Q&A: Moderated by Representative Hintz

For more information, please contact Representative Gordon Hintz at 608-266-2254.

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