The Coalition for Public Banking in Ohio is working to make banking in the public interest a reality. If you were not able to attend the launch of our first Town Hall event on November 10, here is a link to the recording.
The first 30 minutes presents a slide show that provides an overview of the public banking movement.
We’re gathering again to develop effective strategies to build a diverse coalition of advocates for public banking in Ohio. The goal of our Coalition is to educate, advocate, and lobby the governor, mayors, state and local legislators, and agency administrators to create public banks capable of investing in the needs of Ohio communities.
The needs in Ohio communities are many and urgent.
> Affordable loans to struggling small businesses during the pandemic
> Affordable housing in a tight sellers market
> Infrastructure projects – transit, water, sewer, utility upgrades, Internet for all
> Renewable energy and updating buildings for energy efficiency
> localizing and strengthening food and farming systems
> strengthening local community banks and credit unions
> refinancing student loans
By broadening our Coalition to include new partners who are currently addressing the community needs identified above, we can spawn a bottom-up movement to lobby our elected leaders to create public banks in Ohio.
You will hear from experts and advocates for public banking across Ohio, including leaders from the national Public Banking Institute. There will be time for Q&A, networking, and sharing of strategies to build new allies and partners. Let’s work together to leverage the power of public banking in Ohio.
Email or call/text with any questions.
Mayda Sanchez OSBC
Chuck Lynd SOLE