Tell your U.S. representative: Support the Overdraft Protection Act

Have you heard of the "$38 cup of coffee?" It's when your $3 debit card purchase of, say, a cup of coffee overdraws your bank account and you're hit with a $35 overdraft fee.

Banks shouldn't be allowed to hit customers with multiple overly punitive fees when they overdraw their bank accounts.

A PIRG-backed federal bill would protect consumers by putting maximum limits on the number of overdraft fees banks can charge.

We're urging our U.S. representatives to protect consumers by swiftly passing the Overdraft Protection Act -- and every voice counts. Will you send a message to your U.S. representative today?

Subject: I urge you to support the Overdraft Protection Act