February 2017 CASH Ohio e-news
Posted February 13, 2017 in eNews
First Quarter Ohio CASH Meeting
The first quarter Ohio CASH Coalition meeting will be held by webinar 11:00 am Thursday, February 23, 2017. This meeting will include presentations from state and national partners on important protections, policies, and organizations that help financially vulnerable families get ahead. Participants can also share new and developments with their organizations.
Hannah Halbert of Policy Matters Ohio will present her report on why Ohio’s earned income tax credit does little to help working families. Hallie Neuhaus of Ohio PIRG will discuss the recent attacks on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Amanda Werner of Americans for Financial Reform will share information on the arbitration clauses found in many consumer contracts. The meeting will be held by webinar. Click here to register
Midwest Asset Building Conference Ideas
In partnership with organizations in Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana and Illinois, Ohio CASH Coalition is considering the possibility of co-hosting a Midwest Regional Asset Building Conference. The Conference would bring in national field experts, as well as to connect with peers from across the Midwest.
We want to hear from you on the type of conference you would want to attend. Below is a link to a survey where you can share your ideas on topics and conference logistics like conference location and date.
Ohio EITC Too Weak to Work
Policy Matters Ohio, just released a report to support making Ohio’s earned income tax credit refundable. In 2013, Ohio implemented a state EITC, but it’s not refundable and only helps a small amount of people. A refundable state EITC, like the federal EITC, would help working families make ends meet. Hannah Halbert, the researcher that wrote the report will present her findings during the February webinar mentioned above.
Tax Fairness Advocacy Webinar
The Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) is hosting a free webinar on how to promote economic opportunity their low- and moderate-income with a fairer tax code. The webinar will provide a crash course on the federal tax code and then share practical ways nonprofits can advocate for policy changes. The webinar will include information on the future of community tax preparation programs.
The webinar will be held on Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM. Click here to register