March 25, 2015: Building Financially Secure Futures, Financial Literacy, and more…
Building Financially Secure Futures: Understanding the Role of Assets in Efforts for Boys and Men of Color
This PolicyLink webinar, the first in a series, will highlight the role that financial insecurity plays in a range of issues facing low-income boys and men of color. The series will feature guest speakers from the asset-building field and national field of work focused on boys and men of color. Discussion topics will include education, employment, health, and the criminal justice system. The goal of this first webinar is to open a dialogue among practitioners and advocates working to advance opportunity for boys and men of color and offer suggestions for how best to adopt a financial security lens to their specific work.
Introduction of Bipartisan Financial Literacy Legislation to Help Student Borrowers
U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) recently introduced the Empowering Student Borrowers Act that aims to improve the financial literacy of college students and ensure that student borrowers have access to information to help make responsible borrowing decisions.
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Retirement Security Federalism: Illinois Secure Choice and the Future of Saving
Join New America for an event on the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Plan and the future of saving with the lead sponsor of the Secure Choice legislation in Illinois, State Senator Daniel Biss (D-IL-9), and key advocates who helped the law achieve passage.
In the News....In Case You Missed It
"Taxes Take Away, but Also Give Back, Mostly to the Very Rich," NY Times
"Education Is Not Great Equalizer for Black Americans," NBC
"House, Senate Budget Plans Each Get 69 Percent of Cuts from Low-Income Programs," Off the Charts, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
"Hillary Clinton is Getting Serious About Social Mobility," Washington Post
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