This great graphic from the Washington Public Banking Coalition heads an extensive public banking article by John Lawrence, published in the San Diego Free Press. Alarmed by the corruption and greed of Wall Street, many US cities and states are studying the feasibility of establishing public banks. Public banks are owned by cities, states or … Read moreOakland Featured in Excellent Public Banking Article
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Our February 9 Public Banking Forum at Oakland City Hall was a huge success with overflow crowds, great speakers, and lots of audience questions. We’re receiving many requests for more information and how to volunteer. To get involved, click here. Oakland Councilmember At Large Rebecca Kaplan emceed the evening. Here is her post-event wrap-up. *** … Read moreCouncilmember Kaplan Reports on Oakland Public Banking Forum
s.e. smith has a fine article at Truthout about Senator Elizabeth Warren’s support for cannabis access to banks: If the question of whether your friendly neighborhood cannabis cooperative can access the bank doesn’t seem pressing to you, consider this: In 2016, the industry pushed $7 billion in sales — and much of that money was processed … Read moreElizabeth Warren on Cannabis and Banking
Marc Armstrong of Commonomics, who will be speaking at our forum on February 9, has started a petition for a California public bank which could handle cannabis cash. Sign and pass on to your friends and social media networks!
State Representative Brian Cina and State Senator Anthony Pollina have introduced a public banking bill in Vermont’s state legislature that is being submitted to the legislature to create a commission to establish a statewide public bank in Vermont. The bill would establish a commission “charged with designing a results-based public banking model.”
Oakland and the East Bay are rich with organizations and groups who would support a public bank. We have a starting list of supporters, but we want lots more! If you know an organization (or more than one) that you think would sign a letter of support, encourage its members to come to the Forum, … Read moreHelp Us Grow Our Network!
Susan Harman discusses the benefits of #Oakland having its own public bank at the housing forum #oakmtg #oakland pic.twitter.com/kRrfxXgt7J — TDL (@tdlove5) January 5, 2017 Susan discusses the advantages of The Public Bank of Oakland! Thanks to TDL on Twitter for doing such a great job reporting on and recording Oakland meetings!
Christmas Eve brought us a new op-ed supporting the effort to create a Public Bank of Santa Fe. Brass Tacks Team learned from Santa Fe’s 2011-15 Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports and debt service documents that Santa Fe spent $7 million in bond issuance costs and fiscal agent fees, and will pay $25 million in interest … Read moreOp-Ed Lays Out Details for Santa Fe Public Bank