The American Bankers Association used its annual convention as the launching pad for a last-ditch, grassroots effort to convince the Senate to pass financial reform.

On the third and final day of the annual confab the ABA distributed a form authorizing it to send faxes from each of the convention goers to their U.S. senators. Departing ABA president William T. McConnell told bankers to follow up this week with calls urging senators to support financial reform.

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