News from the Field All Things Public Banking “Corporations and Democracy” looks at Massachusetts and California public bank campaigns by Barbara Clancy Public bank campaigns in Massachusetts and California were the focus of last week's edition of "Corporations and Democracy," a radio show airing on Mendocino County CA public radio stations KZYX-FM and hosted by Steve Scalmanini and Annie Esposito.... Read More Westborough over Wall Street: How A State Bank Will Reinvigorate Our Local Economy by Ben Frogel Working at Central One Federal Credit Union through the Banking Finance Internship at Westborough High School, I understand the importance of local banking. Central One understands its members’ needs in a way that a national bank cannot because it is... Read More Public Banking Institute hosts Bank of North Dakota president In late January, the Public Banking Institute hosted a town hall in coordinaton with Senator James Sanders, chair of the New York Senate Banking Committee, and Rep. Victor Pichardo, chair of the Assembly Banking Committee. The guest speaker was Eric Hardmeyer,... Read More January 9: Webinar on public banking as a component of a just and sustainable economy Want to learn more about public banks and the role they can play on the city, state, and national level in helping to build a more equitable and sustainable economy? Join the California Public Banking Alliance online on Saturday, January 9 at 1 p.m. Eastern, 10 a.m.... Read More Congratulations to BECMA Persistance and data have sparked a change in how the Governor's office awards state contracts, as this story in the Boston Globe notes. In January, BECMA, the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, urged changes in how state contracts are awarded. They made a... Read More Pandemic Stimulus Will Accelerate Wealth and Income Inequality The pandemic is accelerating both income- and race-based wealth and income inequality in the U.S. in several ways: the pandemic economic stimulus programs, the distribution of unemployment, and overproportionate deaths in Black and Latinx communities by Richard... Read More Join the Movement! Your Involvement is Essential Get InvolvedDonate Join the Movement! Your Involvement is Essential Get InvolvedDonate Stay in Touch Keep current and up-to-date with all that is happening with Public Banking in Massachusetts. Success! Name Email Yes, keep me in the loop!