May E-Newsletter: Stay Up To Date with Midas
Making Our Voices Heard

Advocacy is an important component of achieving our mission to advance the financial security of Massachusetts families.  Our voices matter in building awareness, educating, and advocating for programs and policies that create a stronger financial future for all. 
Consumer Lobby Day in Washington D.C. with Consumer Federation of America

At the federal level, the recent elimination of funding to the Asset s for Independence (AFI) program  in the FY17 budget reinforces why our v oices  matter. Asset building works and  AFI is vital for the economic mobility of low and moderate families in Massachusetts. 

Take Action to Protect AFI Funding:

Email Senator Markey and Senator Warren urging for their continued support of AFI in the FY18 appropriations bill

 

 

Dear Senator XXX, 


Funding to the Assets for Independence (Agency: HHS, Account: ACF) program is vital to low and moderate income families in Massachusetts. As inequality continues to widen, we need asset building programs that give families a chance. Thank you for being a champion for Mass. residents and supporting a budget that invests in our communities. 

 
Amount requested for FY2018 Appropriations: 18.95 million (equal to FY16 level). Amount requested in the President's FY 2018 budget: N/A. FY 2017 enacted Appropriations bill: N/A


 

Thank you, 

 

As things unfold on the federal level, our work in Massachusetts is more  important now than ever. Our state policy priorities highlight how we are tackling financial security from various angles. 

Join us on Tuesday, June 6th to:
  • Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
    • Massachusetts State House Hearing
    • Tuesday, June 6th at 1pm - Room TBD
    • Share why a stronger EITC matters for our communities
  • Create a Student Tuition Recovery Fund
    • Provide testimony at Massachusetts State House hearing
    • Tuesday, June 6th at 1pm - Room A1 
    • Support students harmed by for-profit schools
To provide written testimony for the hearings above and for more information, contact Ginger Haggerty at Ginger@MidasCollab.org

Expanding Our Impact

Our work is possible due to the support of organizations committed to em
powering families. A recent grant from the Harvard Allston Partnership Fund  is designed to help Allston Brighton residents build their financial health through personalized support and resources. Residents will receive FREE remote coaching sessions through The Midas Financial Confidence & Coaching Program. 

Interested? Learn more here.
The MassSaves Summit: Improving Financial Education


In April, over 120 attendees united at the 9th annual MassSaves Summit to improve the quality and delivery of financial education across the region. Thanks to our generous sponsors, including Boston Private and Monson Savings Bank, the day was rich with peer learning and resources to improve financial education at every stage of life. 

Re-live the Summit by viewing photos from the day and incorporating materials from the Summit in your work. Stay tuned for upcoming events as we continue to build upon the connections made. 
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