Step-by-Step Financial Literacy Advocacy in Your Community
The NFEC’s Advocacy Center provides monthly advocacy tools, tips, and resources to help you promote financial wellness in your community and make a positive impact in your fellow citizens’ lives.
The financial literacy movement is at a tipping point. Every action you take counts. You are invited to take regular action to provide education, raise awareness, or help ensure the sustainability of financial education programming. To support your efforts, we provide you with material and guidance that walk you step-by-step through the process of becoming an effective advocate.
Petitions & Legislative Efforts
Financial Education Legislation & Petitions
The NFEC continues to expand its efforts to promote legislation that increases access to financial literacy education. We conduct this advocacy by mobilizing supporters and contributing to legislation that encourages financial wellness.
In 2013, the NFEC teamed up with Sharon Lecture to support the passage of Arizona SB1449 – a bill that requires financial literacy concepts to be permanently incorporated into economics standards and creates a separate statute for those concepts.
Currently the NFEC has drafted legislation called the College Student Protection and Financial Education Act to enlist politicians in the effort to proactively address the national college debt crisis. This legislation proposes a preventive model similar to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, which requires people to receive budget counseling before they can file bankruptcy and financial education after they file.