Washington, D.C. – Today, the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program (FSP) announced a diverse range of partners as new signatories supporting FSP’s financial inclusion strategy. They join 38 other signatories who previously endorsed FSP’s financial inclusion strategy. With more than 50 million Americans living in or near financial crisis, FSP is bringing together leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to coordinate meaningful action at the highest levels. The Aspen Institute FSP and partners are calling for the establishment of a Presidential Commission to create a national, interagency financial inclusion strategy.
Below are the new signatories supporting FSP’s financial inclusion strategy:
Bear North LLC
Center for Social Development, Washington University at St. Louis
Community Development Bankers Association
Consumer Data Industry Association
Credit Union National Association
Cross River Bank
Dignity + Debt Network
Electronic Transactions Association
Gardner Capital Group
Joliet Latino Economic Development Association
National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB)
National Credit Union Foundation
Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners
Opportunity Finance Network
The Securities and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
United Way of Massachusetts Bay
“We are thrilled to have these new signatories join the Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program to illuminate and solve the most critical financial challenges facing American households,” said Ida Rademacher, Vice President at the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of the Financial Security Program. “It is past time to make financial security for all a top national priority. We aim to use our collective and diverse voices as organizations and companies to urge the establishment of a Presidential Commission, which can best codify and implement a national financial inclusion strategy.”
To see the original letter from Aspen’s FSP and partners to Secretary Yellen and Deputy Secretary Adeyemo on the need for a Presidential Commission to create a national financial inclusion strategy, visit FSP’s website here.
About Aspen Institute Financial Security Program
The Aspen Institute Financial Security Program’s (FSP) mission is to illuminate and solve the most critical financial challenges facing American households and to make financial security for all a top national priority. We aim for nothing less than a more inclusive economy with reduced wealth inequality and shared prosperity. We believe that transformational change requires innovation, trust, leadership, and entrepreneurial thinking. FSP galvanizes a diverse set of leaders across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to solve the most critical financial challenges. We do this through deep, deliberate private and public dialogues and by elevating evidence-based research and solutions that will strengthen the financial health and security of financially vulnerable Americans. To learn more, visit AspenFSP.org, join our mailing list at http://bit.ly/fspnewsletter, and follow @AspenFSP on Twitter.