Let’s put our money where our principles are

Deadline: now and ongoing – Who’s profiting from your banking? Probably not you or your community. Now, CA Assembly Bill 857 would allow local governments to establish their own public banks – banks managed by professional bankers, owned by a governmental entity, and accountable to the public. Public banks can create many social benefits, unlike mega-banks. And a recent study says they’re feasible right here in the East Bay. Read our article to find out more and see how you can help make them a reality!

The Santa Cruz public Banking website is here.  We are an active group seeking support from many local organizations.

CA Green New Deal

3/10/19  Sens. Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) and Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and Assemblymembers Wendy Carrillo (D-Boyle Heights), Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) and Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) will introduced a resolution  calling for $100 billion to be spent through 2030 on clean energy, transportation, infrastructure and workforce development.