8/31 Digest: Upcoming Events and News from the Financial Security Field

WEBINAR: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap through Systems Reform

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT/ 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET

Join PolicyLink for today's webinar: Moving Toward Financial Security For All: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap through Systems Reform. The webinar, the first in a short series, will highlight findings from the PolicyLink report: Breaking the Cycle: From Poverty to Financial Security for All and will also discuss how each system — finance, education, justice, health, and tax — plays a part in perpetuating poverty and financial insecurity for low-income people and communities of color. State and city leaders will present information on promising financial empowerment programs and models. Learn more about this webinar and register today.

New Report: Spending Through California’s Tax Code

This new report, from the California Budget & Policy Center, discusses some of the better know tax expenditures in California for individuals, families, and for businesses. According to the report the following issues were considered:  “(1) who those tax expenditures benefit and who is left out (in cases where data is available), (2) whether the tax expenditures have worthwhile policy goals; and (3) whether they are effective in achieving those goals.” Download the new report and learn more here.

2016 Asset Learning Conference App Now Available for Download

If you’re planning on attending CFED’s 2016 Assets Learning Conference, on September 28 -30, in Washington DC, make sure you download the ALC mobile app to start planning your conference experience. The app will allow you to browse sessions and build and customize your schedule; connect with other attendees; and share photos and ideas using #ALC2016. To download the app, click here on your mobile device. Also, if you haven’t registered for the conference and would like to attend, click here for registration information.

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