WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Friends of the Public Bank East Bay is a completely volunteer-run, nonprofit organizing to create and build community support for the first public bank in California’s history! If you’re committed to economic justice and interested in helping us build new financial systems by the people for the people, we look forward to having you join us!
HOW WE OPERATE:
We have five committees working together to create a Public Bank in the East Bay:
Advocacy builds relationships with community groups and city governments.
Communications assists other committees with content creation and promotion.
Fundraising develops our organization’s budget and raises funds for our business plan.
Membership brings on new members and volunteers and organizes educational events.
Strategy & Planning is responsible for operations and the execution of PBEB’s business plan.
Email us with your interests and we’ll help you find a way to get plugged in!
Public Bank East Bay expects to open by 2023, and will be a transformative institution that keeps our money local, allowing local governments to divest from Wall Street and reinvest its profits back into our community. Public Bank East Bay’s initial loan policies will support affordable housing development, provide support for small businesses (especially for marginalized entrepreneurs), finance the renovation and electrification of existing buildings, and help cities and counties refinance their municipal debt.