Public Bank of the East Bay

August 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
East Bay for Everyone
2044 Franklin Oakland CA

Public Bank of the East Bay

August 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
East Bay for Everyone
2044 Franklin

 We’ll go over all the current developments in the East Bay and California, and all next steps for working groups.

If you would like to come early and get an introduction to the concepts of public banking, or more locally to who we are and what we do, please email us and someone will come meet you at 5:30.

Working Group Meetings:

Some of our working groups meet between organizers’ meetings, and others just confer by phone and email. You can plug into any one of these:

  • Outreach to Organizations
  • Outreach to Individuals
  • Digital Outreach
  • Advocacy (working with politicians)
  • Governance
  • California Public Banking Alliance
  • Fundraising
  • Operations

Just send us a note and we’ll help you get connected to the work you want to do.


What You Can Do

For any of these, you can reach us through our contact us page.

You can donate to our efforts through the green button on the right.

You can sign the California Public Banking Alliance petition to help pass statewide legislation that will enable public banks.

You can help us with outreach (tabling at events, farmers’ markets, etc.)

You can encourage your organization(s) to join us as supporters.

You can come to our meetings and work with us.

You can get and wear our spiffy t-shirt through the green button on the right (pic of the t-shirt shows up when you click).

You can help us find major donors.

You can tell people about public banking.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Public Bank East Bay to provide community oversight and stewardship in the formation and functioning of the Public Bank of the East Bay to base its decisions on the values of:  Equity, Accountability, Social Responsibility and Democracy.

1) Equity  – PBEB is committed to a public bank which acknowledges and attempts restitution of the historical burdens carried by disenfranchised communities, including communities of color and many other marginalized groups.

2) Accountability – The bank is accountable to the residents of the East Bay, who have a right to fully transparent explanations of the Bank’s actions and choices.

3) Social Responsibility – Decisions regarding who gets loans, what projects get invested in, and who benefits should take into account investing our money into the wealth and health of local communities and the environment.

4) Democracy: The bank will be governed using democratic processes which consciously and intentionally adhere to the values/principles listed above.

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