ACCESS Digest: #ConsumersCantWait Campaign, EARN Starter Account, and More…

Call to Action Briefing: “Time’s Up: Tell the CFPB ‘Consumers Can’t Wait’ for Protections from Predatory Payday Lenders”

August 13, 2015
12:00 PT / 3:00 p.m. ET

Join CFED and partners from the Asset Building Policy Network for an online briefing on the #ConsumersCantWait Campaign which aims to unify a consumer-focused voice to fight back against the industry lobby that is spending millions to combat consumer protections. The briefing will also provide the tools needed to make the case to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for why ‘Consumers Can’t Wait’ for these important protections. Learn more and register for this online briefing.

Webinar on the New EARN Starter Account

August 19, 2015
11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. PT

Join EARN for a webinar discussion on their recently launched EARN Starter Account — an online product designed to help low-income people build financial security by learning how to set aside money on a regular basis.

Register for the webinar today.

Save the Date: Annual FDIC Financial Stability Forum

September 24, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
University of West Alabama
Livingston, Alabama

Join the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Alabama Asset Building Coalition’s Annual Alliance for Economic Inclusion Forum for a discussion on financial stability and economic inclusion In West Alabama and the Black Belt counties. Registration information will be coming soon, so stay tuned.

Southern Regional Asset Building Coalition’s 8th Annual Conference

October 8-9, 2015
Biloxi, Mississippi

Early registration has opened up for the Southern Regional Asset Building Coalition (SRABC) Conference. A discounted rate will be offered through Monday, September 14. The annual conference brings together hundreds of advocates to discuss strategies and efforts to increase financial security for communities across the nation. Visit to learn more about the SRABC conference and to register today.

In Case You Missed It…

Register for Equity Summit 2015

October 27-29, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

This October, don't miss the opportunity to join 3,000 advocates, activists, policymakers, funders, and private sector partners for one of the largest conferences on racial and economic equity of the year! Tour the city of Los Angeles with local activists, build new skills through equity workshops, and join interactive discussions with leaders in the field. For more information on the latest updates to the Summit agenda, or to register, visit

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