Local Policy Advocacy
A new generation of local leaders is using innovative asset-building strategies to help individuals and families achieve economic security. Local governments, coalitions, community-based organizations and other stakeholders are implementing innovative and effective programs, creating powerful partnerships and delivering forward-thinking services to the communities they serve every day.
CFED is helping local leaders across the country design the set of policies and program strategies they employ to create real, enduring improvements in the financial security of residents. Just as important, we connect the policy innovations and advocacy taking place at the local level to the policy dialogue and activities taking place at the state and federal levels.
Local Assets & Opportunity Profiles
CFED’s Local Assets & Opportunity Profiles aim to fuel a local conversation about wealth, poverty and opportunity. They provide a data snapshot of the financial security of a municipality’s residents as well as an overview of local efforts to financially educate, empower and protect residents.
Municipal Strategies for Asset Building and Financial Empowerment
CFED’s report highlights the innovative asset-building work that cities across the country are doing to educate, empower and protect residents in the financial marketplace.
In addition to pursuing local policies that expand economic opportunity, local stakeholders can also take action by connecting with advocates at other levels of government and weighing in on state and federal policy:
- Join the national Assets & Opportunity Network and start receiving monthly state policy updates
- Join a state coalition
- Weigh in on federal policy issues
Local Policy Agenda
CFED’s local policy agenda includes a range of policy ideas that can help families learn, earn, save, invest and protect their income and assets. It outlines specific actions local policymakers can take to use the tools at their disposal to improve financial security and opportunity.