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Wall Street CEOs aren’t just getting on national television to push a fiscal cliff solution.According to Politico’s Ben White, at least one of them is pushing the issue on the ground as well.
James Gorman, Morgan Stanley’s CEO has his employees making calls and writing letters to politicians to ask for a “balanced” approach to the fiscal cliff.
Gorman told Morning Money: “It is important for all to have a voice in the future of our country – our employees have sent over 15,000 letters to Congress in the last 48 hours representing their engagement and that of our clients in this extraordinarily important issue.” .. As of 5 p.m. on Thursday, 48 hours after Gorman’s email, 5,130 Morgan Stanley employees, roughly one third of the entire staff, had sent15,400 letters to members of Congress. All 100 senators received letters from Morgan Stanley employees and 398 of 436 House Members received letters.
Sounds productive. Kudos, Gorman.