Partners in the Field
Below are a list of networks working to facilitate engagement around asset-building and financial security policy solutions; promoting interaction among members; and increasing pressure to make change happen.
The national Assets & Opportunity Network is a movement-oriented group of advocates, practitioners, policymakers, and others working to expand the reach and deepen the impact of asset-based strategies. Network members are on the frontlines of advocacy, coalition building, and service delivery.
The Asset Building Policy Network (ABPN) is a coalition of the nation’s preeminent civil rights and advocacy organizations committed to the following core goals:
- Coordinating savings and asset-building policy and advocacy efforts at a national level
- Developing a shared communications agenda and strategy
- Building the capacity of network members and their networks
The ABPN seeks to improve the opportunity for economic progress for low-income individuals and families and in communities of color by increasing local access to responsible and appropriate financial products and services that can enable families to save, invest, preserve, and build financial assets. This is particularly critical in the context of today‘s startling asset poverty statistics and the widening racial wealth gap.
ABPN policy priorities promote long-term economic security—these priorities include:
- Expand access to and delivery of safe and affordable financial products and services
- Promote financial capability and basic protections for consumers
- Expand access to credit, capital, and technical assistance resources for small businesses
- Incentivize and expand savings opportunities
Started by the Asset Funders Network (AFN) and now led by CFED and PolicyLink, TAEM onvenes asset-building advocates, tax reform experts, researchers, representatives of organizations of color and grassroots constituents to identify near- and longer-term policy priorities to expand savings and investment opportunities for lower-income households through reform of the U.S. tax code. The Alliance includes a coalition of more than 35 national organizations who have agreed on shared principles and policy priorities and are working to educate and engage their networks about why equitable, inclusive and progressive tax reform is crucial to building the long-term security of families, communities and the national economy.