Wrapping Up National Financial Literacy Month on Capitol Hill

On April 28, FSI took part in the 2017 Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill to conclude National Financial Literacy Month. The annual event, organized by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, featured over 50 financial services organizations, each showcasing their own financial literacy programs and resources.

Members of our Advocacy team met with House and Senate Congressional staffers to highlight the importance of financial literacy and to demonstrate how FSI is committed to promoting financial freedom through financial literacy.

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The event featured remarks from various members of Congress and other leaders. Co-hosts Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) spoke at this year’s event along with Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) on the importance of financial literacy. Rep. Stivers and Rep. Sewell are both members of the Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus, a group of bipartisan Members of Congress dedicated to increasing financial literacy for all Americans.

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As a Jump$tart member organization, FSI was a sponsor of this year’s Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill. We are proud to serve as a resource to strengthen financial literacy in local communities and we look forward to continuing to find ways to leverage our members’ expertise in support of financial literacy efforts across the country.

Interested in helping your community to raise awareness of financial literacy? Check out our resources created in collaboration with our Marketing, Growth & Development Council. There are currently two sets of resources – one tailored for young adults and one for near-retirees and retirees. Each set contains a PowerPoint deck, talking points and videos which you can personalize and customize for use in raising awareness with those in your community. Learn more.

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