Let your Senator know that Pennsylvania voters don’t want to see these high-cost unsustainable payday loans coming into the state. These types of loans are already highly regulated in the Commonwealth, even for loans made over the internet. HB 2191 is unnecessary regulation that worsens the problems it creates to solve. Call your Senator today to reject this unnecessary legislation.
In other states with laws like HB 2191, the long-term payday loan debt trap is the norm. Where payday lending is legalized, just like HB 2191 seeks to do, the typical borrower is indebted for more than 200 days a year. And, the long term debt trap is the core of the business model as they generate more than 60% of their revenue from loans to borrowers with more than 12 loans a year. Tell your Senator to oppose HB 2191 because it writes the debt trap into state law.
Let your Senator know too that the media is watching too. Just recently the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Butler County Eagle, Lancaster Sunday News, and Bucks County Courier Times issued strong editorials urging the Senate to reject HB 2191, and the Pennsylvania Military Officers Association of America’s letter to the editor urged legislators to stand with veterans by opposing HB 2191.
Call your Senator today to urge them to oppose predatory payday loans.