Stable Families and a Strong Workforce
December 17, 2018
Since 2013, the Connecticut Asset Building Collaborative (CABC) has been the state’s leading organization to connect financial literacy practitioners and thought leaders to promote policies and practices that ensure stability for Connecticut families. The CABC supports Governor-elect Lamont’s proposals to increase the minimum wage and establish paid family and medical leave. These measures will increase the financial stability of Connecticut families, address growing economic inequality and build a robust workforce that can earn and save towards higher education, home-ownership, retirement and emergency saving funds. To maximize the impact of these policies changes, they must be bolstered with broad family economic security and workforce development initiatives. Ensuring the vigorous financial health of Connecticut families will enhance the state’s economy with a strong consumer base and reliable workforce for Connecticut businesses and employers.
The following summarizes CABC’s policy and best-practice recommendations to expand opportunities for Connecticut families and enhance the incoming administration’s policy agenda to raise the minimum wage and mandate paid family medical leave:Read more
Quarterly newsletter #12 is even later than usual, but there’s a good reason for that. The CT Asset Building Collaborative (CABC) steering committee spent some time revisiting the organization’s work, and came up with this results statement for the organization: “CABC is a cross-sector network committed to promoting financial stability and security for all Connecticut residents.” We will be updating our website in the next few weeks to reflect this new, more focused vision. Also, we put together a white paper for the Lamont transition team. Take a look and tell us what you think.
We are working on peer learning sessions and would love YOUR thoughts and what topics would be of interest. Please email Joy Duva at [email protected] with your ideas. Also, we’re always interested in feedback from our members and readers of this newsletter about how CABC could be more useful to your work. Don’t hesitate to be in touch. Feedback on the newsletter specifically should be sent to me directly, at [email protected].
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