SFE&PD Participates in the 2006 Financial Literacy Day on Capital Hill

On April 25, 2006, the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development participated in the 2006 Financial Literacy Day on Capital Hill. The event was held in the Hart Senate Office Building and hosted by the offices of Senators Daniel K. Kaka (D-HI) and Michael B. Enzi (R-WY), Representatives Judy Biggert (R-IL) and Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX) who are the co-founders of the Congressional Financial Literacy Caucus. Jump$tart Financial Literacy Coalition, Junior Achievement, and the National Council for Economic Education joined together to create the Financial Literacy Policy Partnership to organized this year’s event.

The goal of Financial Literacy Day was to expose policy makers, members of Congress, as well as their staff to the importance of financial literacy. This event also served as an opportunity for various organizations to exhibit their efforts in this area of financial literacy. There were 50 exhibitors at the event.

At the right is a picture of the Theodore R. Daniels, President and CEO talking to Representative Judy Biggert about the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development’s financial literacy programs.