ACCESS Digest: National Financial Capability Month, California Becomes First State to Raise Minimum Wage to $15, and More…

Get Involved in CFED’s Financial Capability Month Campaign

CFED will be releasing helpful resources focused on how to integrate financial capability services into existing programs; additionally they will highlight resources from a diverse range of partners during National Financial Capability Month.

Use #FinCapWorks on social media to join the conversation and stay updated by signing up to receive CFED’s weekly digest of content from their blog, The Inclusive Economy.

California Becomes First State to Raise Minimum Wage to $15

This week California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2022. Governor Andrew Cuomo also followed hours later, signing a similar bill for the state of New York. According to a recent statement from the Equal Right Advocates, “Six out of 10 minimum wage earners in California are women, and women of color are disproportionately represented among them. Nationwide, 23 percent of minimum wage workers are women of color, compared to 16 percent of workers overall. More than a third of minimum wage workers in California also have children to support.” Click here to learn more and check out this Wall Street Journal piece to see where your state stands on minimum wage.

Upcoming Event: Retirement Security in the On-Demand Economy

Monday, April 11, 2016
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
Washington, D.C.

Join the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program and the Future of Work Initiative for an in-person event, titled, “Retirement Security in the On-Demand Economy: Exploring Solutions for Contingent Workers.”

Click here for more information, including featured guest speakers. The event is filling up quickly, so register today.

2016 Color of Wealth Summit

April 20-22, 2016
Washington, DC

Join the Center for Global Policy Solutions (CGPS) this month for the 2016 Color of Wealth Summit. The summit brings together a diverse group of policy advocates, academic researchers, policymakers, and community practitioners who represent the nations’ leading minds on wealth building in communities of color. This two-and-a-half day event will focus on innovative policies to address income and wealth disparities in communities of color, especially with regards to business ownership, entrepreneurship, community development, and financial access and protection. Visit the CGPS website for more information.

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It’s Wealth Gap Wednesdays on Twitter!

Join us today and every Wednesday in lifting up solutions, strategies, and new research by tweeting and sending the financial security team at PolicyLink news, research, infographics, and any related information for us to share via social media and on our website. We hope that you can join us in using the hashtag #wealthgapweds as you tweet out your messages on financial security-related issues.