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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Supporters of S5565C / A9665D, "The New York Public Banking Act":

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A Bookkeeping Cooperative

Action For A Better Community
Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association

The Black Institute
Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union

Brooklyn Stone & Tile
CAMBA Legal Services

Carroll Gardens Association
Center for Family Life
Chhaya CDC
City Roots Community Land Trust

City Roots Contractors Guild

Center for Frontline Retail
Center for NYC Neighborhoods
Citizen Action of NY

Communication Workers of America - District 1
Consumer Reports Advocacy

Cooper Square Committee
Cooperation Buffalo
Cooperative Federal Credit Union

Cooperatives United for Sunset Park 

The Debt Collective
Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island

Food & Water Watch

Freedom to Thrive (FKA: Enlace)
Fruit Belt Community Land Trust
Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union
Green Worker Cooperatives

Hopewell Care Child Care Cooperative

Housing Conservation Coordinators
Latino Justice PRLDEF
The Legal Aid Society
Legal Services Staff Association, LSSA 2320, UAW/NOLSW 2320
Long Island Housing Services

Long Island Jobs with Justice
Long Island Progressive Coalition
Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union

Metropolitan Council on Housing
Mobilization for Justice

Moving Forward Unidos

Murphy Institute

National Center for Law and Economic Justice

National Writers Union

Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union 
New Economy Project

No New Jails NYC

NYC - Democratic Socialists of America
NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives

New York Communities for Change

New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG)

New York StateWide Senior Action Council
New Yorkers for Responsible Lending
OWN Rochester
PathStone Enterprise Center
Pan-African Community Development Initiative

Partners for Dignity and Rights

People's Climate Movement NY

Picture the Homeless

Sixth Street Community Center

South Bronx Unite

Sunrise Movement NYC
Take Root Justic

United Auto Workers - Region 9A

United Auto Workers - Technical, Office and Professional Union Local 2110

University Neighborhood Housing Program
US Federation of Worker Cooperatives

West Side Neighborhood Alliance 
Western New York Law Center
Westminster Economic Development Initiative

Woke Foods

The Working World

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