Join the Public Banking Movement sweeping the United States
* Make affordable loans to small businesses, farmers, government entities, and students
* Save taxpayers up to 50% on critical infrastructure like bridges and trains and schools
* Eliminate billions in bank fees and money management fees for cities and states
* Support a vibrant community banking sector
* Enable sustainable prosperity
The "Great Recession" financial crisis of 2007/8 brought forth the need for Americans to examine the financial institutions which came to negatively impact Americans, increasing the inequities of American society as well as the divide based on race. That examination begun with a critical look at the role of the too-big-to-fail banks and a desire to develop financial institutions which support the needs for local financing of local needs, separated from the profit seeking activities of the too-big-too-fail banks.
Thus a movement to form public banks was reborn. Starting with a look at state public banks modeled on the only public bank in America, the Bank of North Dakota, the movement today focuses on the formation of municipal banks. Movement grows coast to coast with active efforts from Seattle, San Francisco, and Santa Fe and going east to Washington DC and Philadelphia.
And now the effort starts in Portland. Won't you join our effort? See contact info to the right or come to a meeting. .
Election May 2017
Portland Alliance for Public Banking asked candidates for Portland Public School positions and Portland Community College positions where they stood on the creation of a Portland Public Bank. Most did not response; a couple said they needed more information but six said they support.
These candidates said they support creation of a Portland Public Bank
Rita Moore - Portland School District, Zone 4 WON!
Scott Bailey - Portland School District, Zone 5 WON!
Joseph L. Simonis - Portland School District - Zone 6
David Morrison - Portland School District - Zone 6
Moses Ross - Portland Community College - Zone 5
Valdez Bravo - Portland Community College - Zone 5 WON!
And giving us a Maybe were
Julia Brim-Edwards - Portland School District - Zone 6 WON!
David Squire - Portland Community College - Zone 5
Those candidates not listed did not respond to the questionnaire.
We meet on the second Thursday and fourth Tuesday each month. Each meeting is at the First Unitarian Church, third floor of Buchan Building, SW 12th & Salmon, Portland.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 7:30 PM
First Unitarian Church