Digest: New Policylink Report, Upcoming Tax Webinar and More...

New Policylink Report, Upcoming Tax Webinar & more...

PolicyLink released a new report at Equity Summit 2015 that explores how key changes to components of the financial, education, justice, health, and tax systems can strengthen — rather than undermine — households’ financial security. It describes innovative approaches that integrate a focus on building financial security across programs, while reforming the systems that most affect the balance sheets of lower-income families and families of color. Check out this resource here.

REGISTER TODAY: Wealth Inequality and the Tax Code: Communications and Advocacy Webinar

Save the date! Monday, November 9 at 12pm Pacific Time, join the Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility and partner organizations for a webinar on key issues around tax policy communications and advocacy.  Main topics include: What are the main issues at stake? How can we communicate the importance of these issues? What are national organizations doing to effect federal policy change? Register here.

Putting the Secure Choice Retirement Plan and New State EITC to Work in California

California asset builders: register now for the symposium on the state’s new tools for building family and individual financial security. Featured speakers include Chris Brown of PolicyLink, Betty Yee, Chris Hoene, Marisabel Torres, and Pete Manzo. This event will be hosted by United Ways of California, California Asset Building Coalition, California Budget & Policy Center, Asset Funders Network, and Southern California Grantmakers. December 1st from 9:30am to 3:00pm at 1150 S Olive St., in Los Angeles.

CFPB Seeking Organizations for ‘Your Money, Your Goals’ Cohort

The Office of Financial Empowerment is seeking organizations interested in using the Your Money, Your Goals Toolkit to build community financial capability.  Organizations selected to participate in the cohort will receive technical assistance, training, and support to implement financial security programs. Find more information on this opportunity here.

The Equity Manifesto

Equity Summit 2015: All in for inclusion, justice, and prosperity closed on Thursday, October 29. The 3,000 diverse stakeholders in attendance — from policymakers to poets, academics to activists, civic leaders to business leaders — were a breathtaking testament to how far the equity movement has come.

For the three days this unprecedented group met, shared insights, forged new collaborations, and strategized around some of the nation’s toughest problems, there was a growing conviction that this is our moment. Amid increasing national recognition that inequality is toxic and insupportable, it has become clear that America’s future depends on overcoming barriers to racial equity. Propelled by the momentum of the past few years, the growing movements to bring the demands of equity to the streets and the halls of power have the potential to transform the landscape of opportunity in this nation. This is truly equity’s moment.

The essence of this moment is captured in The Equity Manifesto. Please pass it on to friends and family, colleagues and partners.

(Text excerpted from a letter from Angela Glover Blackwell; see full letter on Equity Blog)

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