know, access to driving is key to a strong economy. Workers with a car
are more likely to be employed, work more hours, and earn more than
those without a car. (Workers with access to public transit are also
disadvantaged compared to those with a car.)
For much more information on access to driving – please view our web pages on this topic at http://www.mobilityagenda.org/carfinancing.)
Please review the following invitation and contact
information for a new listserv dedicated to car ownership and
financing, from our friends at the National Consumer Law Center:
I am pleased to invite you to join an email
discussion listserv dedicated to issues affecting car finance, sales, and
ownership. The discussion will focus on car ownership programs, policy
changes to bring fairness to car buying and financing, and alternative financing
products for car purchases by low-wage workers.
This list is
operated by the National Consumer Law Center with funding from the Annie E.
Casey Foundation. This listserv is for anyone who is concerned about
car finance, sales, and ownership as well as anyone working on broader issues
that affect access to transportation for workers and their families
(e.g., insurance, driver’s licenses, maintenance, etc.).
The goals of
this list are to:
1. Encourage collaboration and growth within the fields of
low-income car finance, sales, and ownership
2. Highlight promising practices
and innovative solutions
3. Provide a forum for sharing questions and
addressing mutual challenges
4. Encourage improvement in public policy and
advocacy for low-wage worker car finance, sales, and ownership
resources, research, conferences, relevant materials, and job
6. Encourage networking and relationship building within the
To join please go to: http://lists.nclc.org/subscribe/ and check the Auto Ownership,
Finance, and Policy list.
I hope you will join us in our effort to ensure
that families have access to safe, reliable transportation at a reasonable price
with fair financing terms.