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Jump$tart, CUNA Join Hill Fin Lit Fest
WASHINGTON (4/29/13)--Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-Texas) highlighted his Deep South Texas Financial Literacy Alliance, which seeks to increase understanding of key financial concepts with the help of credit unions and others, during Friday's Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill.

CUNA staff promote aSmarterChoice at Friday's Capitol Hill event. (CUNA Photo)
The congressman also urged legislators at the event to join his Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus. He was one of 12 members when the group began. He said he hopes to increase membership to 100 legislators soon.

The Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Literacy, the Credit Union National Association and other partners held the event to update members of Congress and their staff on the many financial literacy projects of government, nonprofit and corporate organizations. This is the 11th year the event has been hosted on Capitol Hill.

Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) also spoke during the event. U.S. House staffers, the National Credit Union Administration, other financial regulators and Washington financial services groups also took part in the day's festivities.

CUNA staff distributed financial literacy materials and promoted aSmarterChoice.org during the event. Users can read basic information on key credit union concepts and find a local credit union they can join through that site.

For more on aSmarterChoice.org, use the resource link.


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