FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Local organization name) JOINS WITH/HOSTS (enter partnership or event) AS PART OF AMERICA SAVES WEEK
Promoting automatic savings to help people reach their savings goals
(City) – As part of America Saves Week 2015, scheduled for February 27 – March 4, 2017 (Enter organization name here) is spreading the saving message and urging its network to encourage people to make savings automatic as part of America Saves Week. (Insert all activities, programs, products, and incentives offered as part of America Saves Week.)
(Quote from public figure or leader – could be government official) “(enter local figure – savings rate is low, high unemployment) America Saves Week is a great opportunity to help people in our community to Set a Goal, Make a Plan, and Save Automatically,” said Governor John Smith.
To encourage people to save more successfully and encourage more people to save, (Organization name) is partnering with (insert partners) to offer our community (blank).
(Organization name) is offering a number of free events as part of America Saves Week to encourage people to make savings automatic. Events include: (insert events)
(Quote from employee or a local saver) “(Organization name) helped me get my finances under control. Now I have enough money saved in case there’s an emergency down the line,” said local saver Trish.
(Insert your boilerplate)
America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the America Savings Education Council. The Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. Learn more at AmericaSavesWeek.org.
2017 AMERICA (or community/organization name) SAVES WEEK
BY (TITLE OF OFFICIAL MAKING PROCLAMATION)
WHEREAS, personal and household savings is fundamental to America’s (or community or organization) stability and vitality; and
WHEREAS, adequate emergency savings, retirement funds, and safe debt‐income ratios are critical components of personal financial security; and
WHEREAS, America Saves is a national campaign to persuade, encourage, and motivate Americans to take financial action in building wealth through saving money and reducing debt;
WHEREAS, (name of organization or community) is a partner in the America Saves campaign and is committed to helping its (members, citizens,
clients, customers, and/or employees) take immediate financial action to Build Wealth, Not Debt;
NOW, THEREFORE, (I, Name, Title, or name of governing body) do/does hereby proclaim the week of February 27 – March 4, 2017 as
AMERICA (or community or organization name) SAVES WEEK
AND DO DECLARE (statement of ASW related goal)
I/WE HEREBY call upon all (members, citizens, clients, customers, and/or employees) to (increase 401k contributions, start or increase an emergency fund, challenge employees or customers to save, or other goal related action) or take other positive wealth‐building action during AMERICA (or community or organization name) SAVES WEEK, and pledge to sustain that action during the following year.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I/we have hereunto set my/our hand(s) this (date) day of (month), 2017.