WA House Unanimously Approves Financial Literacy Bill

Days after Washington Credit Union advocates visited the state Capitol, the Washington House of Representatives today approved House Bill 1915, making financial education a high school graduation requirement in the state. The bill sponsored by Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, and Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, along with 53 of their House colleagues received unanimous support, which shows a significant shift in perspective since the concept was last discussed nearly ten years ago.

Lawmakers and the State Treasurer’s Office have conveyed their deep appreciation for the insights and stories credit union advocates shared at the Capitol last week in their offices. They not only recognized the work credit unions currently do in schools, but also the innovative ways you deploy basic, or highly tailored, financial literacy to people of all ages in the state.

The bill now heads to the State Senate where it must be approved by a committee and the full Senate before becoming law, but it’s off to a great start.

Posted in Advocacy on the Move.