Public Banks Now

Public Banks Now

CPBA organizer David Jette writes about our journey, the future of the movement and the transition to a equitable and sustainable economy on the path paved by public banks. The California Senate has voted to enact AB 857, the Public Banking Act, which sets the standards and opens the door for...

Could California Approve Public Banking?

Could California Approve Public Banking?

Sonali Kolhatkar​ on Rising Up With Sonali talks with Trinity Tran with the California Public Banking Alliance on the Los Angeles Measure B initiative and the #AB857 campaign barreling its way through the California State Legislature. A local measure in Los Angeles, California, last year to...

Bernie Sanders Endorses Public Banking Act

Bernie Sanders Endorses Public Banking Act

California Public Banking Alliance Press Release, August 28, 2019. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his support for California’s Public Banking Act (AB 857) this morning, sharing a Twitter post from the California Public Banking Alliance just days ahead of the...

Millions of California Democrats Back Public Banking

Millions of California Democrats Back Public Banking

California Public Banking Alliance, Medium. This week, Alameda County Democratic Party, San Mateo County Democratic Party and Sonoma County Democratic Party added their names to the long list of Democratic governing bodies endorsing Assembly Bill 857, the Public Banking Act. This follows past...

Has the Time Come for Banks Run By Cities and Voters?

Has the Time Come for Banks Run By Cities and Voters?

CityLab talks to Sushil Jacob, Julian LaRosa and David Jette on how the Public Banking Act can create a democratically-run financial institution that can address the needs of our local communities. “We planted a seed,” tweeted Public Banks L.A., the day the organization’s ballot measure—which...

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