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PBI works nationally and through local affiliates to promote public banking in the US. Their website is a great source for information on money, banking, and innovative ways to get public finance under democratic control. PBI hosts regular national conferences on public banking and provides networking and strategic support to groups seeking to promote public banking on the state, county or city level.
BankACT is a nonprofit and nonpartisan advocacy group that works to support public and postal banking in the US. Their Postal Banking Action campaign seeks to establish low-cost basic financial services at 30,000 US Postal Service offices as an alternative to predatory payday lenders.
State- and Local Level Groups
The DC Public Banking Center seeks to establish a bank that is publicly owned and publicly accountable, in partnership with local financial institutions, to provide the city of Washington with sound financial services that will help create environmental sustainability; promote local jobs, local businesses and affordable housing; and enhance the financial health of the city’s general fund.
Alliance for Democracy
The mission of the Alliance for Democracy is to free all people from corporate domination of politics, economics, the environment, culture and information; to establish true democracy; and to create a just society with a sustainable, equitable economy.