Upcoming Event: Webinar on promoting savings in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Assets will host a 60-minute webinar on promoting savings in Oklahoma on Thursday, March 24 from 2:00 to 3:00pm CDT.  The presentation, ‘Taking it to the Bank: Promoting Savings in Oklahoma,’ features expert speakers via conference call and on-line content exploring policies and programs that promote savings for low-income individuals and families.  Register for the webinar here.

This event is the first in a series of webinars produced by Oklahoma Assets, a coalition that aims to identify and strengthen programs and policies that help Oklahoma residents achieve economic security.  For more information about this event and the continuing series click here or email info@oklahomaassets.org

Steve Shepelwich (Community Development Officer of the Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City) will lead off the webinar by introducing the Oklahoma Assets Coalition and explaining their interest in promoting savings.  The second speaker, David Blatt (Director of Oklahoma Policy Institute) will focus on the importance of savings and barriers that can hinder adequate savings.  Kristi Coker follows with a (Executive Director of the Citizen Potawatomie Nation Community Development Corporation) discussion of innovative products and programs the Nation has developed to promote savings for low- and moderate-income individuals and families.  Finally, Don Baylor (Senior Policy Analyst with the Center for Public Policy Priorities) will finish with the importance of state policies for promoting savings and share some of the policy successes that advocates have enjoyed in Texas.


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