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.
Our non-profit organization, AWAKENING/art & culture, took the initiative to set up a vendor tent at Veg Fest — a fantastic festival — fun, educational, creative and community-building. It was a tremendous opportunity to connect with a lot of people and organizations doing interesting, valuable, and needed work in our community.
Our organization promoted the creation of a public bank in Orange County, Florida; our intention is for the State of Florida to create its own public bank like the one in North Dakota, which has been in existence for over 100 years.
I did surveys, handed out our beautiful new brochures, and talked to dozens of people including State of Florida political candidate/friend of public banking Anthony Nieves. The next step for us will be to have an online forum to continue promoting this initiative in Orange County.