Wall Street challenger Robert Bye

Public and Postal Banking

Powerful alternatives to predatory lenders: Postal Service banking and public banks | Terri Friedline and PBI Board Member Ameya Pawar, Chicago SunTimes

Op-ed: Banking at the post office? Service would help millions of ‘unbanked’ Americans | Marie Newman, Jan Schakowsky and PBI Board Member Ameya Pawar, Chicago Tribune

Any Bandwidth for Public Banking? | Dana Chasin, 20/20 Vision DC

Council Weighs ‘Public Banking’ Bills as Advocates Push City to Divest from Corporate Banks | Jeanmarie Evelly, City Limits

Why the US needs a successful federal green bank | Stephany Griffith-Jones, Ilmi Granoff and Douglass Sims | The Hill

Video (Facebook): Financing Philly’s Future: Find out how a public bank can benefit our City | City Councilmember Derek Green, PBI Chair Emeritus Walt McRee, Philadelphia Neighborhood Networks

Penn alumni lead public banking movement to address racial disparities, take on Wall Street | Victor Swezey, The Daily Pennsylvanian

After pandemic lull, the push for public banking in California is gaining speed | Christopher Neely, Monterey County Weekly

Monterey County officials show interest in public banking | Dennis L. Taylor, Monterey Herald

Sen. James Sanders’ public banking bill: How it could work in New York | Susan Arbetter, Spectrum News 1

Legislative proposal would help provide adequate banking services | Andrew Winnick, Fontana Herald News

California legislators proposes public banking option to help ‘un-banked’ residents | Monica Coleman, ABC10

A Bank Without Penalties And Fees? An Assembly Bill Aims To Help Low-Income Californians | Chris Greenspon, LAist

Bank Lobbyists Blast Lawmakers’ Plans for ‘Unbanked’ Americans | Jenny Surane, Bloomberg Law

Radio: Re-imagine Chicago: Big Ideas To Supercharge Community Investment | Daniel Tucker interviews PBI Advisory Board member Tom Tresser, WBEZ Chicago 

Competing Visions of Public Banking in New York City | Sam Copeland, Gotham Gazette

State and Local Public Bank Efforts Stalling Without More Federal Support | Oscar Perry Abello, Next City

Op-Ed: Public Banking Can Help Cleveland Reinvest In Itself | Geeta Minocha, Clevescene

Kuderer’s public financial cooperative bill passes Senate | Sen. Patty Kuderer press release

State may create public bank | TJ Martinell, The Lens

Letter to the Editor: For a public bank | Philip Beard and Shelly Browning, The Press Democrat

Letter to the Editor: NC should not let private firms run public utilities. Use public-owned banks instead. | Dan Metzger, The News & Observer

Letter: Why we need a public infrastructure bank | Justin Good, New Haven Register

Op-Ed: Biden’s American Rescue Plan can help rescue NJ’s public bank | John J. Metro, NJ Spotlight News

Economy

Video (Facebook Watch): The Biggest Deficit You’ve Never Heard Of | Robert Reich

Digital Dollar Project to Launch Pilot Programs to Explore Designs and Uses of a U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency | Accenture, Digital Dollar Foundation, BusinessWire

‘Britcoin’ digital currency being considered by UK | Pan Pylas, ABC News

Big Banks Charged Billions in Overdraft Fees During the Worst Months of the Pandemic | Alexander Sammon, The American Prospect

International News

Ireland: Green Party Suggests Piloting A New Public Bank In The Midlands | Midlands 103

Ireland: Rural Lobby Group Supports Midlands Public Bank Idea | Midlands 103

Canada: Justin Trudeau’s New ‘Public’ Bank Delivers for Investors, not for Us | Linda McQuaig, Common Dreams