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New State Laws Boost California's Families

October 11, 2011

The recession is taking its toll on working families. Millions are living in asset poverty, meaning they don’t have enough savings to survive for three months if they were to lose their job, or suffer a medical emergency. Wealth inequality is at historic highs, jobs are less secure, and family incomes are increasingly volatile. Amidst all of these challenges, there is positive news from the legislative front that will empower California’s families.

New State Laws Boost California's Families

October 11, 2011

The recession is taking its toll on working families. Millions are living in asset poverty, meaning they don’t have enough savings to survive for three months if they were to lose their job, or suffer a medical emergency. Wealth inequality is at historic highs, jobs are less secure, and family incomes are increasingly volatile. Amidst all of these challenges, there is positive news from the legislative front that will empower California’s families.

Healthcare Practitioners, Bankers, Community Leaders Gathered across California to Discuss Impact of Medical Debt on Californians

October 4, 2011

For Immediate Release - October 4: Recognizing the need to assist California residents struggling with medical debt, healthcare practitioners joined financial services providers and community groups last week to discuss how best to implement the Affordable Care Act and strategies for keeping Californians from acquiring medical debt.

Healthcare Practitioners, Bankers, Community Leaders Gather to Discuss Impact of Medical Debt on Angelenos' Ability to Achieve Financial Security

September 27, 2011

LOS ANGELES – Recognizing the need to assist Los Angeles residents struggling with medical debt, healthcare practitioners today joined financial services providers and community groups to discuss how best to implement the Affordable Care Act in Los Angeles and strategies for keeping Angelenos out of debt. Speakers also highlighted options for those plagued by medical debt.

Census Numbers on Poverty Show Need for Asset Building Policies

September 13, 2011

For Immediate Release - September 13: Olivia Calderon, California Legislative Director at the New America Foundation, released the following statement in response to the U.S. Census numbers:

Select Committee on Financial Empowerment Convenes in Los Angeles

August 19, 2011

LOS ANGELES - The Select Committee on Financial Empowerment convened yesterday in Bell Gardens to discuss strategies to help working families thrive during tough economic times. This is the first time at the state level, that a legislative committee has focused on exploring the broad public policy and legislative opportunities to expand savings, and asset ownership in California.

Financial Education, Banking Development District Bills Pass Assembly Banking and Finance Committee with Strong Bipartisan Support

April 12, 2011

SACRAMENTO--Under the bipartisan leadership of policymakers, state agencies, and the sponsorship of the New America Foundation, the Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance yesterday unanimously passed two bills that would increase Californians’ access to financial resources, help them build wealth, and exit poverty.  
 

New America Foundation Releases 2011 Bipartisan Legislative Agenda

February 22, 2011

Sacramento--The New America Foundation's California Asset Building Program has released its 2011 Bipartisan Legislative Agenda. The Agenda lays out both innovative and tested policies to help Californians exit poverty and gain control over their financial future.

2011 California Asset Building Legislative Agenda

  • By
  • Olivia Calderon,
  • New America Foundation
February 21, 2011

In the 2011 California legislative session, the California Asset Building Program is advancing the following state policy initiatives (See printer-friendly downloadable agenda at right under Related Files):

California Legislature Creates Select Committee on Financial Empowerment

January 26, 2011

SACRAMENTO - The California Legislature today took a historic first step toward becoming a positive force that will help rebuild and protect wealth for all Californians. For the first time at the state level, a bipartisan legislative Select Committee on Financial Empowerment will explore the broad public policy and legislative opportunities to expand savings, and asset ownership in California.

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