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THE PEOPLE V WALL STREET: CALIFORNIA’S PUBLIC BANKING SHAKE-UP

THE PEOPLE V WALL STREET: CALIFORNIA’S PUBLIC BANKING SHAKE-UP

November 5, 2019. Glenn Daigon with Who.What.Why talks with Assemblymember David Chiu and the Alliance’s Trinity Tran. From successful legislating to overcoming the clout of big finance, California’s new public banking law is reverberating across the country. For only the second time in 100 years, a people-powered coalition overcame the stiff opposition of the banking lobby to […]

California’s More Than Dreamin’ about Public Banks

California’s More Than Dreamin’ about Public Banks

Oscar Perry Abello of NextCity talks with Sushil Jacob and Trinity Tran with the California Public Banking Alliance, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and Kat Taylor with Beneficial Bank on AB 857, the historic bill that will “set in motion massive structural economic change” in California and could change the future of finance! A bill […]

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 municipal public banks throughout […]

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 establish a public banking system failed. But organizers did not give up and […]

Public Banking Bill Heads to Senate in Historic Victory for Economic Justice

Public Banking Bill Heads to Senate in Historic Victory for Economic Justice

California Public Banking Alliance Press Release, August 30, 2019. AB 857 advances to full Senate vote after week of big-name endorsements.  SACRAMENTO – Today the Public Banking Act (D-Chiu, D-Santiago) passed through its sixth and final committee, the California State Senate Appropriations Committee, in a historic victory for the public banking movement. The bill, AB 857, […]

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 bill’s final Senate committee vote. “It makes a lot more sense to me for cities […]

California Cities and Counties Unite for Public Banking

California Cities and Counties Unite for Public Banking

California Public Banking Alliance, Medium. Cities and counties across California are stepping onto the public banking bandwagon! From San Diego to Eureka, 17 cities and counties have passed resolutions endorsing Assembly Bill 857, joining with the California Public Banking Alliance in pushing for state legislation to create a state sanctioned charter for public banks. City […]

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 endorsements by the California Democratic Party, 550 delegates of the California Democratic […]

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