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Voices of the California Progressive Alliance

Voices of the California Progressive Alliance

SF Bay View – January 17, 2020. About 500 people gathered in the Pauley Ballroom on the University of California-Berkeley’s campus for the second annual meeting of the California Progressive Alliance (CPA) on Jan. 12. Trinity Tran of the California Public Banking Alliance spoke to Diana Cabcabin: “Public banking is an idea that we introduced into the […]

Could California’s Public Banks Finance a Statewide Green New Deal?

Could California’s Public Banks Finance a Statewide Green New Deal?

fter years of claiming to be a leader in climate action, California might be finally starting to step into its promised role — and it is bringing a secret weapon to the challenge. On November 19, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the state was placing a moratorium on new permits for oil drilling activities that involved steam injection […]

California ‘Experiments’ with Postal Banking

California ‘Experiments’ with Postal Banking

Thank you American Postal Workers Union (APWU) for your support on the Public Banking Act. Postal banks and municipal public banks are complimentary efforts and we look forward to continuing our work on the financial revolution to build a banking system that works for all working people. APWU represents 330,000 members, employees and retirees of the […]

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, […]

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