Early progress in 2023

Updates from around the country show substantial progress in the public banking movement in the U.S.

BREAKING — Massachusetts: Late last week, a new state public bank bill was introduced in both houses, sponsored by State Rep. Mike Connolly, State Rep. Antonio F. D. Cabral, and State Sen. James B. Eldridge. HD.2677 (House) and SD.1589 (Senate) incorporate recommended technical and language adjustments to the bill introduced last session (2021-22), honed through close work with the State …

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New article from Ellen Brown: Solving the Debt Crisis the American Way

PBI Chair Ellen Brown’s latest article in ScheerPost offers ideas for how we can escape the abyss of the US debt ceiling, now further cratered by the Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate hikes. Ellen writes: Our forefathers turned their debts into currency. That Constitutional approach could work today. … The global debt cycle has reached the stage where, historically, a major “monetary …

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News Roundup – January 26, 2023

Public Banking Public bank could address Chicago residents’ complaints about private bankers, lenders | University of Michigan Release: Councilmember Carroll FIfe Moves The City of Oakland Towards Establishing a Public Bank … | City of Oakland Opinion: Public banks can help New York meet its ambitious climate goals | Will Spisak, Alÿcia Bacon, and Alicé Nascimento, City & State …

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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 …

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PBI banners

Just launched: New banners can help advocates make an impact at community events

By popular request, we’ve created two new eye-catching banners that can be used at farmers markets and other community events to help advocates across the country spread the word about public banking. These banners communicate quickly and are supported by the messages in PBI’s trifold brochures and slide deck. You can add your public banking group’s …

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Giving campaign

Think of all the positive outcomes that are possible when every community has its own public bank. Your generous gift to PBI will help us expand the country’s awareness of those possibilities.

Our year-end donations are now approaching $3,000.* We are very grateful for every gift. Please, let’s keep the momentum going. We just haven’t gotten enough to move forward into 2023. We really do need your help now. *If you’ve made a donation or recurring donation recently, please check that you’ve received a confirmation email. We’ve been made …

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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell

Ellen Brown: What Does the Fed’s Jerome Powell Have Up His Sleeve? The Real Goal of Fed Policy: Breaking Inflation, the Middle Class or the Bubble Economy?

PBI Chair Ellen Brown’s latest article in ScheerPost considers perhaps Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has something besides tackling inflation in mind as he continues forging ahead with rate increases, which appear to be a failed strategy. Ellen writes, In the face of all this economic strife, why is the Fed not reversing its aggressive interest rate hikes, as …

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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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