ACCESS Digest: Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility, Upcoming Webinar, and More…

Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Calls for Equitable, Inclusive, and Progressive Tax Reform

The Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility, started by the Asset Funders Network (AFN) and now led by national organizations CFED and PolicyLink, is working with over 30 organizations to educate and engage their respective networks about why equitable, inclusive and progressive tax reform is crucial to building the long-term security of families, communities and the national economy.

The Tax Alliance’s new website provides advocates, policymakers, funders and others with resources and up-to-date information on how to build a more equitable tax code. The site highlights opportunities to change public policy in a way that builds the financial security and boosts the economic mobility of working families through: expanding tax credits for workers; encouraging child savings; boosting retirement savings, encouraging higher education access and completion, and supporting homeownership.

Read more about the Tax Alliance and check out their new website.

Upcoming Webinar: The Impact of Court Involvement on Low-Income Men of Color and Their Communities

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 webinar, the second in a series, will discuss the ways which court fines and fees 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 us for a dynamic panel discussion on these issues and potential policy solutions.

EVENT – Below the Surface: The Cumulative Costs of Abusive Lending

Join the Center for Responsible Lending on Tuesday, June 16 for a conversation on the differences between fair and affordable loans and the predatory loans that fall hardest on those who could benefit most from wealth-building opportunities.

The Center for Responsible Lending will discuss their new report, “The State of Lending in America and Its Impact on U.S. Households: The Cumulative Costs of Predatory Practices,” that looks at responsible and abusive consumer lending products and practices.

Learn more about the event and register.

In the News…In Case You Missed It

Equity Summit 2015: All In for Inclusion, Justice, and Prosperity

Join thousands of committed advocates on October 27-29, 2015 in Los Angeles for Equity Summit 2015 — your chance to craft and fortify the next wave of strategies and actions to achieve just and fair inclusion. Also, register for our first summit-related webinar: “Making Regional Equity a Reality,” scheduled for Thursday, May 28.

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