This forum will provide an opportunity to hear from experts, learn about how the industry works, and how it inflicts harm on the community, while giving a voice to those closest to the issue. The forum will discuss how individuals can promote change and what alternatives are available (for instance, new low interest loan programs).
Dr. Carl Ruby - Central Christian, Springfield OH, Ohioans for Payday Loan Reform
Nate Coffman - Executive Director, Ohio CDC Association
Jeffrey Loeser - Senior Assistant Attorney General Consumer Protection Section
Jacqueline Gutter - Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Columbus
Dr. Fadhel Kaboub - Associate Professor of Economics at Denison University and President of the Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity.
Deb Zabloudil - Coordinator, St. Vincent de Paul Microloan Program
Experts of the Payday Lending System in Ohio and their stories