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Opening Session: CABC’s 2023 Policy Forum

November 10, 2022 9 to 11 am

What should CABC advocate for in 2023?
Join us on November 10, 2022 to hear from leading statewide experts about the policy proposals CABC’s can support in 2023. We’ll learn about why these policy changes are needed and what it will take to make them real. We’ll use CABC’s Policy Impact Goals which was developed entirely by CABC members to identify how many of our goals each possible policy change would meet.

Icons representing CABC's Member-Defined Policy Goals: Advocacy that is led by people who are directly impacted, is anti-racist, and has multi-generational impact. They help increase income with dignity, affordable housing, access to public sponsored financial planning tools, end predatory policing and enforcement, and support worker compensation.
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Our 2022 Annual Symposium, The Power of Us!

December 5th and 6th, online and free to all

Logo of CABC's 2023 Annual Symposium, The Power of Us!. Click to Register.

The California Asset Building Coalition (CABC) is building the collective power of our members to secure economic strength, justice, and, ultimately, liberation for communities systematically targeted by poverty, racism, misogyny, and their ilk. 

This year’s Symposium reflects that. Over the two days, CABC members and allies will explore the innovative ways we’re forging a future through unprecedented economic events like pandemics and rapid climate change; how to support and follow leaders who have been direct experience with systemic economic marginalization and exploitation; ways to build local power to change policies and practices that are harming people economically; and what it takes to meet the needs of communities caught at the intersection of multiple systemic forces of economic oppression. 

  • Hear about our research, Valuing Who We Are at Work, a year-long study about who we are in the asset building and economic justice movement, our personal experiences with systemic marginalization, and how these help us be responsive, dexterous, and effective at our jobs.  
  • Re-connect with and learn from your peers and allies across the state, and
  • Help set CABC’s 2023 policy agenda.

Past Events

CABC Spring Policy Forum – April 25, 2022

In partnership with Health Access, Small Business Majority, United Ways of California, End Child Poverty in California- GRACE, California Immigrant Policy Center, and Golden State Opportunity, a discussion of eight policy proposals that promise to increase economic security and strength for all of the communities that CABC members work with.

The 2021 CABC Symposium – October 20th and 21st, 2021

Briefing: End of the 2020 Legislative Session –  October 20, 2020

Its been quite a year. COVID-19 changed the way legislators and advocates worked together, presenting both challenges and opportunities. Come learn about the amazing wins including new and newly implemented legislation, discuss with leading advocates how CABC is changing the narrative of what is possible and what is needed, and prepare for the next legislative session and upcoming opportunities to build and protect the wealth of low income communities of color, women, and immigrants.

CABC All Member Meeting – August 19, 2020

Members discussed preliminary findings and recommendations based on interviews with a sample of members statewide, participated in interactive polls and surveys to add to the research, and provided additional insight that helped finalize CABC’s report, “Building the Economy We Have Always Needed“.

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End of the 2019 Legislative Session Briefing – October 17, 2019 

This session provided a legislative briefing of the first half of the 2019-2020 Legislative Session. It covered asset-building and financial security-related bills signed and vetoed by Governor Newsom.

Closing the Survivor Wealth Gap: Financial Recovery and Long-Term Safety for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence – June 19, 2019

In partnership with FreeFrom and Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap, the webinar discussed the current state of wealth building for survivors of gender-based violence in the US and the opportunities for state and federal level policy solutions.

Start of the 2019 Legislative Session: A Briefing on Asset Building Related Legislation- March 12, 2019

The webinar provided a policy briefing on introduced legislation related to asset building, financial security, and economic mobility, including Children’s Savings Accounts, CalEITC Expansion, Asset Limits, Consumer Protections, Criminal Justice Fines and Fees, and Child Support Debt.

Integrating Asset Development and Financial Stability Into Disaster Recovery Case Management- January 26, 2019 

When Catholic Charities took the lead in developing a regional Disaster Case Management (DCM) System after the devastating 2017 wildfires we were able to use our robust financial stability programs and dynamic database to integrate financial wellness tools into the case management, recovery, and financial assistance process. We included the work in our DCM training and have built all of our systems and tools to be scalable and usable by all communities going forward for future disasters in CA.

ScholarShare 529 Matching Grant Program Informational Webinar – January 22, 2019

ScholarShare 529, California’s College Savings Plan, is proud to be partnering with community-based organizations and public agencies throughout California to offer the 2019 Matching Grant Program.
Don’t miss this free webinar to learn about how you can help low- to moderate-income families save for college.

Central Valley Financial Inclusion Summit – July 16, 2019

The event discussed how local organizations and the wider community are working to support asset building and financial security for low-income families and mixed-status immigrant households.

Co-Hosted by Small Business Majority, Central Valley Urban Institute, California Reinvestment Coalition, California Asset Building Coalition

Event Sponsor: Wells Fargo

Central Coast Financial Inclusion Summit- March 8, 2019 

In partnership with Goodwill Central Coast and United Way Monterey County we hosted a convening for local organizations to learn more about financial services, programs, and products that support financial inclusion and economic mobility for low-income families living in the Central Coast region.

Financial Resources for Sonoma County- October 24, 2018

The California Asset Building Coalition and La Luz Center hosted a training event for members, practitioners, and allies to learn more about the financial resources available for immigrant and low-income families living in Sonoma County.

End of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session Webinar – October 1, 2018

Join us to learn about anticipated policy and budget changes related to social safety-net programs, consumer protections, and CalEITC expansion and what we can work on during the next session. We will also receive an update on the implementation of SB 190 (Mitchell)- elimination of juvenile administrative fees.

Financial Resources for the Inland Empire- May 31, 2018

The California Asset Building Coalition and the Hope Through Housing Foundation hosted a training event for members, practitioners and allies to learn more about financial resources available for low-income families in the Inland Empire. Participants gained information from experts on banking and financial services for low-income families and learned more about programs and initiatives that support financial security and social mobility throughout a lifetime.

Implications of Immigration Policy on Asset Building – December 15, 2017

The rise in fear of deportations and threat to undocumented people has continued to disrupt the financial stability of families across California. Hear from experts on how current immigration policies and deportations impact asset building and financial security for immigrant families in California. Co-hosted with PolicyLink.

The Current Federal Tax Plan Debate and Implications for California – December 1, 2017

Hosted by the California Asset Building Coalition and the California Budget & Policy Center, this webinar discussed the latest on federal tax proposals, what they could mean for California, and opportunities for engagement.

Annual Capitol Days

2018 Capitol Day Lunchtime Panel

2017 Capitol Day Lunchtime Panel

Annual Symposiums

2019 Symposium: Realizing the Dream: Centering Race and Economic Security for All in California

2018 Symposium: Aligning Movements for Economic Equity

2017 Symposium: Assets Matter

2016 Symposium: Strengthening Our Future by Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

2014 Symposium: Building an Inclusive Economy for All Californians

2013 Symposium: Building Financial Empowerment Through Policies and Programs