ACTION ALERT: Tell Albany to Pass the NY Public Banking Act!

Even before COVID-19 gripped our communities, New York faced extreme racial and economic inequality.

Now, against the backdrop of a pandemic that has further devastated low-income and Black and brown communities, the New York State Legislature is set to resume in January.

Action is needed to advance transformative strategies that not only help New Yorkers get back on their feet, but that also address deep structural inequities that have long plagued our city and state.

Enter public banks – owned by the people and established to serve the public good. Through public banking, New York can invest its money in permanently-affordable housing, living-wage jobs, renewable energy, and other critical community needs – as we build an economy that is rooted in racial and economic justice and ecological sustainability.

When legislators return in January, they need to hear from you. Tell them to pass the "New York Public Banking Act," a groundbreaking bill that creates a pathway for cities and counties to get our public money out of the Wall St. banks that systematically harm New Yorkers and our neighborhoods, fund fossil fuels and other destructive industries, and exploit crises at public expense.

Take Action:

Call NY Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today and tell them to pass the NY Public Banking Act (S5565C / A9665D) because our public money should be used for the public good, now more than everClick here to call them today!

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Legislative Champions of S1762A / A5782, "The New York Public Banking Act":

Senator James Sanders, Jr.

Senator Jamaal T. Bailey

Senator Brian A. Benjamin

Senator Alessandra Biaggi

Senator Jabari Brisport

Senator Leroy Comrie

Senator Jeremy A. Cooney

Senator Brad Hoylman

Senator Robert Jackson

Senator Liz Krueger

Senator Rachel May

Senator Shelley B. Mayer

Senator Zellnor Myrie

Senator Kevin S. Parker

Senator Jessica Ramos

Senator Gustavo Rivera

Senator Julia Salazar

Senator Diane J. Savino

Senator James Skoufis

Assemblymember Victor M. Pichardo

Assemblymember Chantel Jackson

Assemblymember Charles D. Fall

Assemblymember Zohran Mamdani

Assemblymember Khaleel Anderson

Assemblymember Marcela Mitaynes

Assemblymember Kenny Burgos

Assemblymember Emily Gallagher

Assemblymember Sarah Clark

Assemblymember Richard N. Gottfried

Assemblymember Harvey Epstein

Assemblymember Charles Barron

Assemblymember Phil Steck

Assemblymember Carmen N. De La Rosa

Assemblymember Karines Reyes

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson

Assemblymember Jonathan G. Jacobson

Assemblymember Jeffrion L. Aubry

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal

Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre

Assemblymember Michael Montesano

Assemblymember Inez E. Dickens

Assemblymember Phara Souffrant Forrest

Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon

Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas

Assemblymember Jennifer Lunsford

Assemblymember Pamela J. Hunter

Assemblymember Amanda Septimo

Assemblymember Chris Burdick

Assemblymember N. Nick Perry

Assemblymember Pat Burke

Supporters of S1762A / A5782, "The New York Public Banking Act":

A Bookkeeping Cooperative
Action for A Better Community
Adirondack North Country Association
Alternatives Federal Credit Union
Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD)
Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association
Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative
Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union
Brownsville Neighborhood Empowerment Network
CAMBA Legal Services, Inc.
Carroll Gardens Association
Center for Family Life
Center for Frontline Retail
Chhaya CDC
Citizen Action of New York
City Roots Community Land Trust
City Roots Contractors Guild
City-Wide Tenant Union of Rochester
Climate Solutions Accelerator of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region
Coalition for Economic Justice - Bualo
College and Community Fellowship
Communications Workers of America District 1
Cooper Square Committee
Cooper Square Community Land Trust
Cooperation Bualo
Cooperative Federal
DC37 Municipal Employees Legal Services
District Council 37, AFSCME
East Harlem/El Barrio Community Land Trust (EHEBCLT)
East New York Community Land Trust
Empire Justice Center
Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island
Food & Water Watch
Freedom To Thrive
Fruit Belt Community Land Trust
Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
Green Worker Cooperatives
Grow Brooklyn
Housing Conservation Coordinators
Inclusiv
LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Legal Services Sta Association, NOLSW/UAW 2320
Long Island Housing Services, Inc.
Long Island Jobs with Justice
Long Island Progressive Coalition
Lower East Side People's FCU
Maharlika Cleaning Coop
Metro Justice
Mobilization for Justice, Inc.
Moving Forward Unidos
Multicultural Solidarity Long Island
National Center for Law and Economic Justice
National Writers Union
Neighbors United Through Service
New Economy Project
New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
New York Communities for Change
New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG)
New York StateWide Senior Action Council
Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition
NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives
OWN Rochester
Pan African CDI
Partners for Dignity and Rights
Partnership for the Public Good
PathStone Enterprise Center
Picture the Homeless
Puerto Rican Independence Party - Rochester Committee
Putnam Progressives
Queens Volunteer Lawyers
Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Rochester DSA
ROCitizen
Sane Energy Project
Sixth Street Community Center
South Bronx Unite
Stabilizing NYC
Strong Economy For All Coalition
Sunrise NYC
Take18NY
TakeRoot Justice
Technical, Oce and Professional Union Local 2110 UAW
The Financial Clinic
The Legal Aid Society
The Point Community Development Corporation
The Volunteer Lawyers Project
The Working World
U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives
United Auto Workers, Region 9A
University Neighborhood Housing Program (UNHP)
University Student Senate - CUNY
WESPAC Foundation, Inc.
We Stay/Nos Quedamos, Inc
Westchester For Change
Western New York Law Center
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. (WEDI)
WHEDco
Woke Foods
WSNA HCC