The Asset Building Program is looking forward to participating in a Twitter chat this coming Tuesday with our friends at ACCESS, a new web resource for asset building and equity policy experts and advocates to learn, share information and ideas. We’ll be discussing how states can improve financial security for lower-income families and will take a close look at the issue of “asset limits.” We’ll discuss what asset limits are and how they can thwart the savings efforts of hard-working families and undermine public policy goals, such as promoting self-sufficiency.
We’ll also be featuring a new resource we released earlier this summer to help advocates, policymakers, and members of the general public understand how states stack up in terms of encouraging families to achieve financial security while they are receiving public benefits. You can check that out in advance of the chat here.
Never participated in a Twitter Chat before? Here’s a short guide on what it is and how it works:
How to Participate
Twitter Chats are simply public conversations that use Twitter as the platform for discussion. Anyone can participate by tweeting their opinion, sharing facts, or asking questions. @Access2Assets, managed by the team that put together the great new website Access to Financial Security For All, will be the moderator for this chat. They’ll be asking questions about what exactly asset limits are and how they work (or, in many cases, fail). Our team, using the @AssetsNAF account, will be providing answers to those questions, as well as guidance on how to make the most of our web-based asset limits resource.
You can participate using your personal or organizational Twitter account by following both @AssetsNAF and @Access2Assets. If you want to actively participate, tweet using the hashtag #assetlimits and we’ll see it and be sure to respond.
If you don’t have a Twitter account, but would still like to ask a question, leave a comment on this post and we’ll address it during the conversation. After the chat, we’ll pull together a Storify, which will summarize some of the main tweets and key takeaways from the chat. Anyone will be able to view that after the event. For an example (and a preview of what this chat will be like) check out the Storify that @Access2Assets created after their chat with Ben Mangan of EARN last month.
Who: @AssetsNAF and @Access2Assets and you!
When: Tuesday, August 27 at 2pm ET/11am PT
What: Use the hashtag #assetlimits to engage in a conversation about savings and financial security.
Let us know if you have any questions about how to participate! We’re excited to have this conversation.