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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

May 24, 2017

President Trump’s Budget: Wealth Building for the Wealthy at the Expense of Working Families

The President released his FY18 budget proposal yesterday, and we don’t think low- and moderate-income families are going to be able to afford it.

Mar 31, 2017

Campaign to Safeguard the Future of State-Run Automatic Retirement Programs

An unacceptable number of people in this country do not have enough to retire on, and these resolutions threaten some of the most innovative solutions to close this gap that have come along in years.

Mar 22, 2017

The Need to Defend Promising Efforts to Protect the Retirement Security of Millions of Workers

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

Skinny Budget Starves Critical Programs

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 CFPB Wants to Make the Debt Collection Industry Safer for Consumers

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

President Trump and Congressional Republicans Have Already Begun to Reduce Americans' Housing Choices

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

The Future of the CFPB and Its Upcoming New Rules to Rein in Predatory Debt Collection Practices

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

#ConsumersCantWait Campaign Achieves Two Major Victories Last Week

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

Action Alert: Help the CFPB Curb Dangerous Payday Lending Practices

The CFPB needs to hear from as many advocates as possible to truly end the debt trap for all consumers.

Jul 28, 2016

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Takes Critical First Step toward Reining in Debt Collection Industry

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

CFED Applauds Proposed Payday Lending Rules; Urges Even Stronger Consumer Protections

One week ago today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released their highly anticipated proposal to stop the debt trap

Jun 2, 2016

The CFPB Just Proposed Payday Lending Rules!

Act Now to Strengthen the Rules

May 20, 2016

Finally! Payday Lending Rules are Just around the Corner

We’re less than three weeks away from seeing CFPB’s proposed payday lending rules!

May 16, 2016

Retirement Savings for the Gig Economy

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

The FHFA Wants to Know How to Increase Affordable Housing Financing

There's only one week left to submit comments on the proposed duty to serve rule.

Nov 19, 2015

New Bill Puts Homeownership within Closer Reach for Many First-Time Buyers

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

A New Tool for Workers to Save for Retirement—Or a Rainy Day

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.

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