For years, payday lenders have issued predatory, fee-packed loans to our neighbors across Nebraska. Payday loans are designed to trap borrowers in a cycle of debt that is extremely difficult to break. Just last year, the Nebraska Department of Banking reported the average contracted annual percentage rate on payday loans was 405%. Marketed as a short-term fix, the loan terms result in borrowers paying back several times the amount of the original loan over a long period of time.
#Votefor428. Initiative 428 would cap the annual percentage rate on payday loans at 36%. When you Vote for 428, you help protect Nebraskans from being caught in a cycle of debt.
How to show up:
In the upcoming weeks, the Nebraska Secretary of State (SOS) is providing opportunities for you to share your support. While the Secretary of State is holding listening sessions in-person, you can share your support by sending your comments to the Nebraska SOS by:
Write in the subject line: Initiative 428
Listening sessions across the state:
Thursday, October 8 at 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. CST / 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT
Monday, October, 19
Thursday, October, 22
Nebraskans for Responsible Lending Virtual Event
The Sky Doesn’t Fall: States who have already passed the rate cap
Wednesday, October 21 at 7 – 8:30 p.m CST / 6 – 7:30 p.m. MT
Can’t make it to the SOS listening sessions? Join us for a virtual event with advocates to learn more about how Initiative 428 can positively impact Nebraskans!
Your voice makes a difference. Share your experience on payday lending by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org, (402) 438-8853 x134, or replying to this email.
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