Banking Banking for Main Street, Not Wall
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The Alliance for Democracy
sponsors three local organizations
working on city/region public bank projects.
In Washington, DC
the DC Public Banking Center works on building
support for a city bank supporting economic and
community development. Find out more here.
In Boston, Public
Banking activists... ...have participated in Tax Day
programs and roundtable discussions on what should
be done in the Boston area to promote economic
...have presented workshops to local groups.
...have written fact sheets on how municipalities
and community banks can benefit from public bank
Connect with these efforts at hubpublicbanking.org.
Portland OR's Alliance for Democracy has begun a
program, the Portland
Public Bank Alliance, in support of
public banking for that city by holding educational
events and talking to candidates for city council.
Find out more here
or contact chapter president David Delk at davidafd
(at) ymail (dot) com. For links to these three
initiatives on social media, see the sidebar.
Video from Populist
"Ellen Brown: Escaping
the Great Recession With Public Banking"
Ellen Hodgson Brown, author of The Web of
Debt and founder of the Public
Banking Institute, discusses the
advantages of public banking in the United
States and around the world. She reviews how
money is created, how the Federal Reserve was
created, various types of public banks and how
their are structured, why some nations have
escaped the Great Recession, how America could
save its postal service, how public banking
institution could be used as a land bank to
address the under-water property and foreclosure
problems. First broadcast 11-11-12.
This video is available to air on your local
community access station. See this
on our blog for more information.
from "Corporations and Democracy" Listen here
(right-click to download)
Dan Hamburg, Mendocino County Supervisor, and
John Avalos, of the San Francisco County Board
of Supervisors, talk about the campaign to bring
public banking to Mendocino County, San
Francisco and elsewhere in California, including
broader discussions on how government and
civic-minded entities should invest their money,
democratic control of banking, and the ins and
outs of charter government. Tom Wodetzki hosts
from the KZYX Philo studio. First broadcast on
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Banking Center, Portland Alliance for
Democracy's Portland Public Bank Alliance,
and Hub Public Banking on Facebook and
Twitter for links to the latest news about
public banking, democratizing finance, and
creating new development initiatives to
grow local economies and meet the needs of
the 99% for food, housing and jobs.