For years now, I have sounded the alarm on the need for financial literacy for all. It’s not a “nice-to-have,” nor is it something that we can afford to wait and get around to. We must prioritize it. Financial literacy for all is an essential part of creating a sustainable, viable economy where everyone wins.
To that end, the United States Treasury Department’s Financial Literacy and Education Commission, chaired by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen, has invited me to speak before it on May 26, 2021, to discuss the role of financial education in reducing economic inequity in America. I will be joined by other notable speakers, including Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League; Marietta Rodriguez, President and CEO of NeighborWorks America; John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman, co-CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments; and Justine Zinkin, CEO of Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners.
You can tune in to the Commission’s meeting live on May 26, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. ET to 11:00 a.m. ET using the link here: www.yorkcast.com/treasury/events/2021/05/26/FLEC.
Our movement continues to gain traction and roots in the hearts and minds of many, including those at the highest levels of government. Your continued support is welcomed and appreciated. I believe that together we’ll change the face of economic inclusion and opportunity in this country, with financial literacy being the cornerstone on which everything else is built.