Friends of the Public Bank of the East Bay

June 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Online via Zoom

Friends of the Public Bank of the East Bay

June 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

We meet over Zoom. If you’d like to join us, and aren’t on our organizers’ list, drop us an email and we’ll send you an invitation.

If you would like to join the meeting 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 we’ll see you online at 5:30.

Some of our working groups meet between organizers’ meetings, and others just confer by phone and email. You can come to our meetings and plug into any one of these:
  • Search for Interim Board Members
    Help us find interim board members for the Public Bank of the East Bay. We are building an Interim Board to facilitate the transition to an approved, operating Board of Directors. Review the requirements for Board members.  If you would like to be on the Interim Board, or you know someone you think would be good, you can email us or use the contact page linked above.
  • Outreach to Organizations & Individuals
    Help us with outreach (tabling at events, farmers’ markets, etc.) and spread the word about public banking! We also need help encouraging organization(s) to join us as supporters.
  • Fundraising Operations
    Help us help us find major donors, donate to our efforts.
  • Digital Outreach Advocacy
    Help us work with politicians to put public banking legislation on the table.
  • Governance
    Join the larger California Public Banking Alliance (CPBA)

You can contact us if you’re interested in joining any of these working groups.

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:

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