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Public Banking is an issue in mayoral campaigns

Our Massachusetts campaign gets a nice mention in this Next City article on public banking as a mayoral campaign issue. Behind the need for public banks is the broader need for equitable lending, especially to BIPOC- and women-owned businesses. Locally, Boston...

Overview of state public bank campaigns looks at Massachusetts legislation

Our Massachusetts campaign got a mention in this look at how the US public banking movement continues to grow through its commitment to responding to the needs of neighborhoods, cities and towns, and small business. Reporter Carey L. Biron, writing for the Thomson...

Connecting public banking to climate and environmental justice

Working for environmental justice? You want to add public banking to your platform. Mass Public Banking organizer Paige Curtis has detailed how public banks can offer necessary financing for community based renewable energy programs, small farms, and local food. These...

Boston Globe endorses a public bank

The Boston Globe has editorialized in favor of a public bank for Massachusetts, citing in particular the finance gap for small businesses and entrepreneurs of color. They highlight our current public bank bill, S665/H1223, noting that a $200m appropriation and the...

Public Banking Town Hall features Bank of North Dakota’s Eric Hardmeyer

The first and so far only public bank in the United States is the Bank of North Dakota, founded more than a century ago. Its long and successful history of fostering local economic development and partnering with local banks proves that public banking works. On March...

Ask your Massachusetts legislators to support a public bank

Here's an easy way to let your Massachusetts Representative and Senator know that you want to see a public bank at work for the Commonwealth's small businesses and farms, for community development, and for racial and environmental justice. Follow this link, read the...

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