Anju Chopra, Senior Policy Manager
Areas of Expertise: Government Affairs
Anju Chopra is a Senior Policy Manager on the Government Affairs team at CFED. In this role, Ms. Chopra researches, advocates, and provides technical assistance and program coordination for initiatives designed to improve the financial health of low- and moderate-income Americans.
Ms. Chopra was a practicing attorney for several years before returning to school to earn a graduate degree in public policy. During her studies, she interned at the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) and the George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP), where she focused on issues related to economic development and tax policy. Before joining CFED, she was a Fellow at NeighborWorks America, where she worked on the Stable Communities Initiative, a program that helps community development organizations across the country revitalize and reinvest in financially and socially distressed communities.
She holds a Master of Public Policy degree from George Washington University, a JD from the University of North Carolina and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.
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Most Recent Blog Posts
Mar 22, 2017
Estimates suggest that more than half the workers in this country have no employer-sponsored retirement plans. This amounts to tens of millions of people with little or nothing to retire on.
Mar 16, 2017
President Trump released his “skinny budget” earlier today – a document that is both a broad outline of his priorities and a troubling budget forecast for low- and moderate-income families trying to get ahead.
Feb 1, 2017
The latest indication of their current thinking on this subject was shared in an agency outline last summer, and today, CFED is releasing a high-level summary of these initial proposals.
Jan 24, 2017
Four days into having total control of the federal government, Republicans have moved quickly to make it more expensive for Americans to purchase their first home as well as harder to ensure that federal funds are not being used to perpetuate housing segregation.
Dec 7, 2016
Given the crucial importance of debt collection reform, today CFED is releasing a policy brief that highlights important background information on the issue and contains federal policy recommendations for ending abusive debt collection practices.
Oct 10, 2016
Fresh off the heels of another great Assets Learning Conference, consumer advocates reached two major milestones with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last week.
Sep 8, 2016
The CFPB needs to hear from as many advocates as possible to truly end the debt trap for all consumers.
Jul 28, 2016
This morning, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced the release of an initial framework for how it intends to regulate the debt collection industry.
Jun 9, 2016
One week ago today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released their highly anticipated proposal to stop the debt trap
Jun 2, 2016
Act Now to Strengthen the Rules
May 20, 2016
We’re less than three weeks away from seeing CFPB’s proposed payday lending rules!
May 16, 2016
Public and private programs and innovative policy recommendations— if brought to scale or taken seriously by politicians and advocates — could narrow the retirement savings gap.
Mar 10, 2016
There's only one week left to submit comments on the proposed duty to serve rule.
Nov 19, 2015
As rises in rent prices continue to outpace wage increases, people are finding it progressively more difficult to save for the downpayments necessary to enter the world of homeownership.
Nov 6, 2015
This week, the Treasury Department announced that they are rolling out the myRA program nationwide, giving workers access to another tool to build savings for a secure future.