Partners & Alliances
There is Power in Numbers
PBI works nationally and through local affiliates to promote public banking in the US. Their website is a great source for information on money, banking, and innovative ways to get public finance under democratic control. PBI hosts regular national conferences on public banking and provides networking and strategic support to groups seeking to promote public banking on the state, county or city level.
National Public Banking Alliance
National Public Banking Alliance is a coalition of organizations rooted in the divest/reinvest movement working to create socially and environmentally responsible public banks that support equitable and inclusive economic development, follow transparent and regenerative investment guidelines, strengthen existing local banks and credit unions, and serve entire communities by ensuring the meaningful involvement of their underserved members.
State and Municipal Public Banking Groups
The DC Public Banking Center seeks to establish a bank that is publicly owned and publicly accountable, in partnership with local financial institutions, to provide the city of Washington with sound financial services that will help create environmental sustainability; promote local jobs, local businesses and affordable housing; and enhance the financial health of the city’s general fund.
Public Bank LA
Public Bank LA is a grassroots movement to create the Bank of Los Angeles, which would accept city deposits and make targeted loans to the city and to local economic sectors where access to capital could make a measurable and positive difference for the community–a bank whose employees are public servants, and whose mission is to improve the lives of regular Angelenos.
California Public Banking Alliance
The California Public Banking Alliance is a coalition of public banking activists working to create socially and environmentally responsible city and regional public banks. Current alliance cities include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Rosa, Santa Barbara, Eureka, and Silicon Valley/South Bay.
Oregon Public Bank Alliance
The Oregon Public Bank Alliance is a network of activists and organizations working to create community-focused public banks in Oregon. Their mission is to help Oregon’s communities create public banks that serve their local communities and become the preferred banks of public institutions so all communities can enjoy the economic stability and other benefits of public banks.
Public Bank NYC Coalition
Through direct action and political advocacy, the Public Bank NYC Coalition seeks the creation of a public bank for New York City, as part of a broader vision for economic and racial justice. They believe that a public bank charged with serving broad and critical critical neighborhood needs, will help achieve economic security and shared prosperity for all New Yorkers.
Black Economic Council of Massachusetts
The mission of the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, Inc. is to advance the economic well-being of Black businesses, organizations that serve the Black community, and Black residents of Massachusetts. BECMA engages at all levels to galvanize, organize, educate, agitate, and communicate to make Massachusetts an inclusive economy.
Boston Ujima Project
Boston Ujima Project is building a local economy led by the city’s working class residents of color. Their community-controlled capital fund is democratically managed through neighborhood and city assemblies, and supports local businesses and business practices that foster a transformation to a cooperative, thriving, and just economy.
Alliance for Democracy
The mission of the Alliance for Democracy is to free all people from corporate domination of politics, economics, the environment, culture and information; to establish true democracy; and to create a just society with a sustainable, equitable economy.