A public bank in Oakland? (from Susan Harman, Occupy Oakland)

GREAT NEWS! 

At the Oakland City Council Finance Committee Meeting on June 13th, the council members voted 3-1 (Abel Guillén, Dan Kalb, and Annie Campbell Washington affirming, Noel Gallo dissenting) on a resolution to allocate $100,000 for a public bank feasibility study! The resolution now goes to the full council for a final vote next week. Here’s what you can do to help ensure that we get the 5 votes we need to fund a public bank feasibility study:

1. Call your council member and urge them to support the funding of a public bank feasibility study. 

Call Script:

Hi, my name is ________ and I am a constituent of council member _______. I wanted to let my council member know that I strongly support allocating $100,000 for a public bank feasibility study. Please vote yes on the public bank resolution on June 20th.

Don’t know who your council member is? Type your address and find out here: http://mapgis.oaklandnet.com/councildistricts/

2. Attend the council meeting.

Date: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Time: 5:30PM
Location: 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Room: City Council Chamber, 3rd floor

The Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland will be out in full force at the council meeting next Tuesday. Please find us in our bright green shirts to receive signs. We will also have t-shirts available for sale. If this is your first time participating in something like this, please find us and we will help you get oriented.

3. Attend our outreach event before the council meeting.

Date: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Time: 4:30PM
Location: Frank Ogawa Plaza

The Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland is organizing a political action an hour before the full council meeting. We will be making money grow on the Coastal Live Oak in the Plaza by taping paper bills onto the leaves to symbolize the revenue the city of Oakland can earn for our community if it creates a public bank. Please join us and support the movement!

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