Public banking groups
Organizations shaping the movement for public banks nationwide
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.
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.
Alliance city organizations include:
- Public Bank Los Angeles
- San Francisco Public Bank Coalition
Public Bank East Bay
- People for Public Banking Central Coast
- Public Bank Pomona Valley
- Friends of Public Banking Santa Rosa
- Cooperation Humboldt/Eureka
- Public Bank San Diego
New Mexico Alliance for Economic Prosperity
The Alliance for Local Economic Prosperity (AFLEP) is a nonprofit, grassroots think tank advocating for a state public bank to return state revenue, now largely invested in global banks outside the state, to be invested in the economic needs of New Mexico communities.
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.
Philadelphia Public Banking Coalition
The Philadelphia Public Banking Coalition works in support of a public bank for the city of Philadelphia, most recently through support of legislation introduced in the city council to create a public financial authority.
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.
For a complete list of coalition members, please see this page on our website.