Giving campaign

PBI Chair Ellen Brown offers a $1,000 dollar-for-dollar matching grant! Your gift now will help us lift off even more quickly in 2023.

With your help on this final day, we can surpass $5,500 for this year-end campaign.* Thank you for each gift and all your support! Please consider helping us reach 10 more new monthly donors before New Year’s Day. Your gifts now will have double the impact.

*If you made a donation or recurring donation early in this campaign, please check that you’ve received a confirmation email. We’ve been made aware that, due to an intermittent conflict with an anti-spam plugin, some donations appeared to have gone through that did not. In these cases, donors will not have received a confirmation email. The bug is resolved now. If you haven’t received a confirmation, please kindly try again or email Cimbria for assistance.

ICYMI, public banking groups across the nation have a busy year ahead:

  • Oakland just last week approved the viability study submitted by Public Bank East Bay and passed a resolution to complete the bank’s charter. More details to come in our next newsletter.
  • New Mexico and Colorado plan to introduce key public bank legislation.
  • Philadelphia continues to pressure the mayor’s office to appoint the board for the approved Public Municipal Financial Authority.
  • Planning and viability projects are nearing completion in San Francisco and New Jersey.
  • Massachusetts and New York consider reintroducing their public bank bills.
  • Public banking groups are gaining real momentum in Oregon, Washington, Texas, Florida, Ohio, and more.
  • The Chief Legislative Analyst of Los Angeles delivered her report mid December on developing a Municipal Public Bank for LA. The report was in response to an RFP that recommended a two-phase program costing around $700,000. The next move is approval for the expenditure by the LA City Council, which could take place in the next few months.
  • Support and urgency also continues to build for the National Infrastructure Bank.

We have a great deal to do!

New banners just launched this week — see post here.

It will take more funding to get our new tools and the message out into the public where people can see them. We have many innovative ideas we’d love to be able to bring to life. Your gift makes this work possible.

We know publicly-owned banks can be used to positively transform local economies and fund critical needs and your favorite causes. Please consider committing to a monthly gift so we can raise the country’s awareness of this vital tool. We are deeply grateful for your support.

Photo by Stephanie Klepacki.

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