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Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking

Mayoral Proclamation

Financial Literacy Month

April 2023

Whereas, attaining financial literacy and maintaining smart financial habits is vital to helping District of Columbia residents achieve their financial goals and improve their quality of life; and

Whereas, consumer education promotes consumer protection as it enhances financial stability by encouraging fiscal responsibility; and

Whereas, our vision for financial empowerment and prosperity for all includes providing opportunities to learn a full range of money management principles, from budget planning to planning for retirement; and

Whereas, the DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, other DC agencies,and partner organizations' programs offer Washingtonians a fair shot at improving financial literacy, building wealth, reducing debt, and guarding against financial fraud:

Now, Therefore, I, The Mayor of Washington, DC, do hereby proclaim April 2023 as "Financial Literacy Month" in Washington, DC.