State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg and Congressman Seth Moulton hosted a military town hall on financial issues for veterans and their families Monday morning, at North Shore Community College in Lynn.
The town hall brought members of the military community and those who work with veterans and service members, together to discuss economic empowerment in the Military, Veteran, Family and Survivor Community (MVFSC).
“It is an honor to hear from the men and women who serve our country on the important matters that affect them and their families,” said Goldberg. “Financial education will further empower our military community and bring economic stability to those who put their lives on the line to keep our country safe.”
“Helping veterans transition back to civilian life is a priority in my office, and should be a priority across the Commonwealth,” said Seth Moulton. “I look forward to joining Treasurer Goldberg and hearing from veterans first hand, so we can continue tackling challenges together.”
The Treasurer’s Office awards funding to military-serving organizations through the Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE) program, Operation Money Wise. With OEE’s assistance, grant recipients implement financial literacy workshops and coaching opportunities for veterans. North Shore Community College is a participating institution.
On day one, Goldberg created OEE, led by a deputy treasurer, with the deliberate goal of implementing a range of economic empowerment initiatives that include closing the gender wage gap, increasing access to financial education, improving college affordability, and investing in STEM careers and education. Treasurer Goldberg also oversees the Massachusetts Veterans’ Bonus Division, which distributes bonuses for eligible active duty, discharged, and deceased Massachusetts veterans who served during various conflicts in single or multiple deployments.
For more information about OEE, visit http://www.mass.gov/treasury/empowerment.