California’s New Asset Building Tools: Putting the Secure Choice Retirement Plan and the New State EITC to Work
Join asset building practitioners, advocates and funders for a conference on helping families and individuals build assets and plan for the future through two new programs. California Treasurer John Chiang and Controller Betty Yee will join other special guests on Tuesday, December 1 to discuss the laws, and what is necessary for successful implementations. Agenda items include:
- 8:30am: Check-in and Continental Breakfast
- 9:30am: Welcome and Introductions
The day will begin with a brief summary of who the eligible Californians are—what families and individuals these two programs are trying to help—and their financial needs (based on findings from Struggling to Get By: The Real Cost Measure in California 2015, a new financial stability report by United Ways of California which profiles the challenges facing many low-income households throughout California).
Overview of Retirement Crises In California, Marisabel Torres (National Council of La Raza)
Overview of Secure Choice Retirement Program, California State Treasurer John Chiang
Building a National Movement for Retirement Security, Speaker TBD
- 12:15pm: Networking Lunch
- 12:45: California's State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
The Need for a State Earned Income Tax Program, Chris Hoene (California Budget & Policy Center)
Why State EITC Outreach and Implementation is Important, State Controller Betty Yee
Winning the implementation & Opportunities for Expansion, Pete Manzo (United Ways of California) and Chris Hoene (California Budget & Policy Center)
Federal EITC status and implications: Christopher M. Brown (PolicyLink)
Click here to register. Please note seats are extremely limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis. We look forward to seeing you!