ACCESS DIGEST: Upcoming Webinars, California Secure Choice, Addressing Barriers to Wealth-Building for Women, and more…


Tuesday, June 23
(11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET)
Scrimping + Saving: New Findings on Financial Access, Attitudes and Behaviors of LMI Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Join National CAPACD and the Asset Building Policy Network (ABPN) for a webinar focused on the Scrimping + Saving report which sheds light on the financial vulnerability of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Learn more about this webinar and register here.

Tuesday, June 30
(11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET)
Fines, Fees, and Financial Insecurity: The Impact of Court Involvement on Low-Income Men of Color and Their Communities
This PolicyLink webinar, the second in a series, will discuss the ways in which court-ordered financial obligations—such as fines, fees, and child support—impact low-income households, especially boys and men of color whom are over-represented in the criminal justice system, as well as in civil and traffic courts. Please join this webinar for a dynamic panel discussion on these issues and potential policy solutions. Learn more about this webinar and register here.

Realizing Retirement Security for California Workers: A Conversation with State Treasurer John Chiang

Join the Bay Area Assets Funders Network at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for a policy forum on The California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program. Event speakers include John Chiang, California State Treasurer; Marisabel Torres, Senior Policy Analyst for National Council of La Raza; and Anne Price, Managing Program Director and Chief Asset Building Officer for the Insight Center for Community Economic Development. For more details on the event and to register, click here.

VIDEO – Raising the Estate Tax

Check out the latest in the “Big Picture” series by Robert Reich and This particular video examines why raising the estate tax on the wealthiest Americans is one way to fight back against growing inequality.

Watch the video.

Addressing Barriers to Wealth-Building for Women: Research, Products, and Policies on Home and Small Business Assets

Friday, June 19
1:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Chicago, IL

The Woodstock Institute and Chase Bank are hosting a discussion on the challenges women face to building wealth and how they can be better addressed. The panelists will examine barriers to housing and small business credit for women and ways to expand access so that women can build equity, buy and maintain affordable housing, and expand their businesses. Learn more about this event and register.

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