Sacramento Bee Weighs in on California’s Secure Choice Retirement Program Being Attacked

Last week, HJ Res. 66 moved forward, and several California representatives voted for it, including Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Devin Nunes and Rep. Ed Royce.

CRC is deeply disappointed to see this well-thought out program come under attack and will oppose any efforts to dismantle a program that helps people to save money for retirement.

Watch a Screening of “The Ordinance” with Stop the Debt Trap LA on Feb 22nd

Join Stop the Debt Trap LA on Wednesday, February 22nd from 2 – 4 pm for a screening of “The Ordinance” documentary film, followed by a short campaign briefing and planning meeting. the-ordinance

With billionaires, racists and Wall Street executives running the country, our communities are especially vulnerable.

Come learn more about how we’re organizing locally to shore up protections for consumers and communities against predatory lenders.

“The Ordinance” is a new short film focused on the fight to reform predatory lending in Texas, and the role that local communities, faith leaders and policy makers played in putting out the “not welcome” mat to financial predators in their community.

Much like in California, the Texas legislature is partial to the payday loan industry, and legally allows for abusive triple-digit interest rate lending. In Texas and in California, communities are fighting back and organizing to pass local policies in their cities to stop the growth of these industries and send a strong message to state and federal policy makers that enough is enough!

Come learn more about the local movement against predatory payday and car title lenders, and how you can get involved in our advocacy campaign!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP either on CRC’s Facebook page, or by emailing Liana Molina.

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Liana at liana@calreinvest.org

You can watch the trailer for the movie by clicking here.

Financial Re$ources for Immigrants and Low Income Families

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Low income families, especially immigrants, are the target of unprecedented federal actions that threaten their economic security in the short and long term.

Please join us on Wednesday, March 1, 2017  to learn how we can connect these families to real money and other resources, safely, to help them prepare for future emergencies or meet present needs, including:

  • Tax refunds like the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), and Child Care Tax Credit,
  • Federal and state safety net benefits such as food stamps and cash assistance programs like CalWORKs, and
  • Banking tools to receive refunds and cash assistance safely and without expensive check cashing and overdraft fees.

Experts from the National Immigration Law Center, International Rescue Committee, and Bay Area Legal Aid, among others will answer your questions about the value of these resources, eligibility criteria for immigrants and others, and any changes we should expect from executive actions.

Join CRC members and allies, United Way affiliates, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) providers, banks, social services agencies, and others to discuss how we can work together to help families secure critical resources safely.

Click here to register.

Time and Date: March 1, 2017, from 8:30 to 11:00 AM PST

Location: Alameda County Social Services Agency Eden Multi-Service Center

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