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August 07 2013

HOPE on Capitol Hill to Celebrate Military Consumer Protection Day

Washington, DC, July 25, 2013 –Financial dignity leader Operation HOPE joined a host of government, military and advocate groups on Capitol Hill to participate in a fair, celebrating Military Consumer Protection Day (MCPD), a coordinated national campaign to empower service members, veterans, and their families by teaching them to manage their money wisely and avoid fraud. 

During the event on July 17th more than 100 attendees had an opportunity to meet with agencies like the Consumer Protection Bureau, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Federal Communications Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Treasury and sign up for workshops and information sessions. 

The event also allowed the participating groups to network with each other, exchange ideas and develop contacts. The MCPD Fair on the Hill showcased the free resources for constituents, Commanders, PFMs, military personnel, veterans, and congressional staff, for use in district outreach projects. 

Operation HOPE staff was on hand, signing up 17 military personnel and sharing information with other industry and advocate groups. Attendees were invited to learn more about how to manage money, deal with their credit and debt, build savings, protect information, avoid scams, and recover from identity theft.

Additional organizations participating in the event included the United States Postal Inspection Service, Military One Source, Military Family Learning Network, National Association of Black Veterans, National Association of Consumer Advocates, and the National Futures Association.