Dan Celia Meeting with Donald Trump and Other Evangelical Leaders Today; Economy at Top of List

June 21, 2016

Presumptive Republican Nominee Meets with Evangelicals in NYC on June 21; Leader of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries Will Focus on What Trump Has in Store for Economy

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Contact Hamilton Strategies, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, to set up an interview with financial expert Dan Celia after Donald Trump’s meeting with Evangelicals on Tuesday, June 21.)

PHILADELPHIA—Few can deny that Donald Trump has an extensive business background. But will that experience translate into a President who can revive an economy and bring back a middle class that has been “annihilated” by the current administration?

Leading Evangelicals, including financial expert and national radio and television host Dan Celia, will meet with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee today—Tuesday, June 21—in New York City. The group will have a chance to ask Trump their most pressing questions, and Celia, leader of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries (FISM, www.financialissues.org), will focus on the economy.

In a recent column for Townhall Finance, Celia wrote that “Donald Trump has it right,” in that the minimum wage needs to be set by the states, not the federal government. Celia added that some of the nation’s leaders didn’t learn anything when the state of Washington raised its minimum wage and business suffered greatly.

“We need someone in Washington who understands what it takes to be successful—someone who can learn from past failures,” Celia wrote in his column. “We don’t need politicians like Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, who both claim that today’s minimum wage is not sufficient for anyone to live on. Unfortunately, they are missing one key component. The minimum wage was never designed for anyone to raise a family or to live on. It was designed as a stepping stone—an entry place into the workforce to help young people hone their skills and then find opportunities to move up. The Obama Administration, however, has removed any opportunity for people to move up to the middle class because it’s been annihilated. So now Obama—and the Democratic candidates—see an increase in the minimum wage as the only way to replace that opportunity.”

Daily, Celia addresses important financial headlines and takes calls from around the country on his radio and television program, “Financial Issues,” which airs on more than 600 radio stations. The program is also seen on the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) television network, reaching 45 million households, and BizTV, which reaches millions more in major markets.

Celia focuses on financial stewardship every day when talking to thousands who want to honor God with their finances. He also often educates listeners and viewers about his stock “sell” list, encouraging those who strive to be biblically responsible with their investing to sell certain stocks based on the company’s involvement in immoral or anti-biblical issues, such as having stake in Planned Parenthood funding, pornography, same-sex marriage or other matters that should be concerning to Christians.

A financial expert and author backed by decades of financial experience, Celia is personally in touch with thousands of people each week from across the country. He has worked for 35 years as an entrepreneur and businessman, and has developed a biblically responsible system of financial management with great success. Celia started his radio program in 1997 and has interviewed newsmakers, experts, lawmakers and presidential candidates. He speaks at conferences, town hall meetings and investment conferences around the country, is the author of six books and publishes a weekly newsletter.

For more on Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries, visit its web site at www.financialissues.org, its Facebook page, the YouTube channel, Financial Issues with Dan Celia or its Twitter feed, @financialissues.

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To interview Dan Celia of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries, contact Jen Retallick, 610-584-1096, ext. 100, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102.

Dan Celia is president and CEO of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries and host of the national syndicated radio talk program “Financial Issues,” heard daily on more than 600 stations across the country and in millions of homes through NRB-TV, BIZ-TV and others. FISM believes that only revival will transform America back to its Judeo-Christian heritage and biblical values.

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