Brown’s Financial Literacy Efforts Was the Focus of House Education Committee
10/8/2014
Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) was joined by East Stroudsburg University’s Upward Bound Director Uriel Trujilo (pictured right), and Joseph Tudda (pictured left), a junior at East Stroudsburg High School North, to testify before the House Education Committee meeting on Monday in support of Brown’s financial literacy efforts. 
HARRISBURG
– In continuing her efforts to focus on the importance of financial literacy, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) recently testified before the House Education Committee to require financial literacy coursework as a high school graduation requirement in Pennsylvania’s public schools.

“Financial literacy is an important skill for our children to understand in order to fully prepare them for decisions they will make every day,” Brown said. “Working to get our young people to a place where they have the knowledge to make the best decisions to maintain financial stability is the goal of my plan.”

Brown testified before the House Education Committee meeting on Monday with East Stroudsburg University’s Upward Bound Director Uriel Trujilo, and Joseph Tudda, a junior at East Stroudsburg High School North.

Brown has spearheaded the financial literacy initiative as co-chair of the Life Skills 101 section of the House Majority Policy Committee’s “Beyond Poverty” initiative. She hosted two financial literacy seminars in the 189th District earlier this year for area high school juniors and seniors.

“I received overwhelming support from parents, school administrators, teachers and children following the financial literacy seminars,” said Brown. “Adding financial literacy in our students’ curriculum is a commonsense initiative that would truly make a difference in our students’ lives and their overall education.”

Video from Monday’s hearing is available here.

For more information about Brown’s financial literacy efforts, or any state-related issue, contact her district office in East Stroudsburg located at 696 Seven Bridge Road, Suite 101, East Stroudsburg, by calling 570-420-8301. Information on current legislation can also be found on RepBrown.com and Facebook.com/RepBrown.

Representative Rosemary M. Brown
189th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Krisinda Corbin
717.705.2032
KCorbin@pahousegop.com  
RepBrown.com / Facebook.com/RepRosemaryBrown
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