PBI Tool Kit blog

Updated: PBI’s new tool kit can help advocates communicate the basics of public banking with local groups

Now available: companion “how to” guides for those new to giving presentations or tabling events. As the benefits of public banking become more widely known, more potential allies are seeking answers. We’ve created several useful new tools that can help you quickly communicate key concepts. If you are new to making presentations or tabling events, or would like …

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Nelson Betancourt at VegFest

Public banking meets the public: Florida advocate Nelson Betancourt sets up informational table at VegFest event

With newly printed PBI trifold brochures in hand, Nelson Betancourt took the message of public banking to the people by setting up a tent at VegFest, which took place at Orlando Festival Park. Nelson writes: Our non-profit organization, AWAKENING/art & culture, took the initiative to set up a vendor tent at Veg Fest — a fantastic festival …

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AFLEP Retake Our Democracy event

New Mexico webinar Oct 26, 8pm ET / 6pm MT / 5pm PT— Creating a Public Bank in NM

New Mexico advocacy organization the Alliance for Local Economic Prosperity (AFLEP) and Retake Our Democracy are co-hosting a public banking webinar on Wednesday, October 26. Details from AFLEP: Join AFLEP Executive Director Angela Merkert and AFLEP Public Bank Campaign Director / retired banker Harold Dixon to discover precisely how a state public bank would collaborate, not compete, …

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Growing a Prosperous Future

Video spotlight: Growing a Prosperous Future

Watch the Alliance for Local Economic Prosperity’s (AFLEP) new video about one incredible farm cooperative in Central New Mexico, which provides food, trains farmers, and incubates businesses. The coop describes the financing challenges faced by local farmers and small businesses. A Public Bank in New Mexico could be a vital resource to invest in local food production, …

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NIB town hall Oct 27

NIB Coalition Town Hall Oct 27, 8pm ET / 5pm PT — How to Beat Inflation and Recession: Build Industry, Create the National Infrastructure Bank

This week’s NIB Coalition Town Hall on Thursday, October 27 will focus on the latest news about the inflation war. PBI Chair Ellen Brown, PBI Senior Advisor Walt McRee, and Cornell Professor and PBI Advisory Board member Robert Hockett are on the panel and have some new insights to share. From the Coalition for a National …

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Mike Krauss tribute

Public banking pioneer Mike Krauss passes away, leaving behind a vibrant movement in Pennsylvania and beyond

Mike Krauss, one of the original founders of Public Banking Institute, passed away October 10th at his home in Mexico. He was a powerful speaker and bipartisan organizer. Our colleagues gave us these tributes: Marc Armstrong: “I got to know Mike Krauss as we launched the Public Banking Institute back in late fall of 2010. …

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Colorado event Oct 20

Colorado Public Banking Coalition Forum Oct 20, 6pm MT: Public Banking with Eric Hardmeyer, former CEO BND (prerecorded), and Karl Bollingberg, Chair of BND Advisory Board

Eric Hardmeyer, the long term president and CEO of the Bank of North Dakota, will unfortunately not be able to speak at this event, but his very articulate and effective video presentation organized by the New York Public Banking Coalition will enlighten us about banking in the public interest and the proper use of the …

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NIB forum Oct 19

Coalition for a National Infrastructure Bank Forum Oct 19, 3pm ET / 12pm PT — Rebuild the Nation with a New Reconstruction Finance Corporation

Please join Emmy Award-winning author Steven Fenberg, Public Banking Institute Chair and author Ellen Brown, and macroeconomist Alphecca Muttardy for the timely Zoom presentation “Rebuild the Nation with a New Reconstruction Finance Corporation.” The compelling forum will examine the primary role the Roosevelt era Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) played in rescuing the nation from the …

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Crossroads. Photo by Vladislav Babienko

NIB Coalition Town Hall Sept 8 at 8pm ET — United States at the Crossroads: An American System Industrial Recovery or Fed Chair Powell’s Nightmare Recession

Please join Cornell University Edward Cornell Professor of Law and Finance Robert Hockett, Washington State Senator Robert Hasegawa, New Mexico State Senator Bill Tallman, and PBI Senior Advisor Walt McRee for a Town Hall zoom event. Via the Coalition for a National Infrastructure Bank: Fed Chair Jerome Powell, NY Fed Pres. John Williams and their public promoter former Treasury Secretary …

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California drought farmland. Photo by Eric Sonstroem

Ellen Brown’s latest article discusses work-arounds to fund urgently needed infrastructure left out of recent spending bills

Despite Congress having passed two major infrastructure bills in the last year, over $2 trillion in much-needed infrastructure is still unfunded, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In her latest ScheerPost article, PBI Chair Ellen Brown outlines how approaches used in the past can be duplicated today to fund critical needs including projects to address drought, affordable housing, high-speed …

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East Bay Town Hall

Video spotlight: Public Bank East Bay presents project to regional foundations

Via Public Bank East Bay: Northern California Grantmakers and the San Francisco Foundation came together in July to showcase our project to a large network of foundations and other interested parties. This was an entirely informational event. The recording is an excellent explainer on public banking and our project, featuring: Valerie Red-Horse Mohl’s superb introduction – 1:16 …

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