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Public Bank Supporters; Ujima Grassroots Partners; Ujima Partners; Ujima Peers:
You are invited to attend a Massachusetts Public Banking Coalition Meeting
Friday, May 13 at 9:00am via Zoom.
This meeting will build on the good news we received late last week that our bill has received an additional extension to May 31.
An agenda is forthcoming. We will cover practical steps that each one of us can take to help advance the bill out of committee by May 31.
Just ahead of our first extension deadline, April 27, The Boston Globe posited, “Could Mass. get into the banking business? Maybe.” Of note, the article leads with the endorsement of Yolanda Kodrzycki, retired Federal Reserve Bank of Boston economist. The article ends with: “This once-radical concept has been pushed out of the fringes and into the mainstream.” Thanks to you.
In the article, Mass Bankers Association asserts some factual inaccuracies. A letter to the editor, written by Douglas Cliggot, former managing director and chief investment strategist at J.P. Morgan & Co. and JPMorgan Chase, and advisory committee member of the Massachusetts Public Banking Coalition, corrects their assertions.
We encourage you to send both the article and the letter to the editor, to your networks, together as you inform them about the progress and growth of our movement.
- If you haven’t already, notify your representatives of your support for our bill. Click here to send a letter to legislators in support of S.665/H.1223, “An Act to Establish a Massachusetts Public Bank.” Check this post to see if your legislator is already a co-sponsor; if so, thank them!
If you have already notified your representatives of your support for our bill, encourage your network to do so. Some helpful prompts below:
SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION TO CREATE A MASSACHUSETTS PUBLIC BANK
This path-breaking legislation will be a boon to our communities, especially as they reel from the impacts of the COVID-driven financial challenges and will ensure that the bank’s resources are equitably distributed across the state.
Share and call your senator and representative to express support for S665/H1223.
I just wrote a @theactionnet letter: SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION TO CREATE A MASSACHUSETTS PUBLIC BANK. Write one here: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/support-of-legislation-to-create-a-massachusetts-public-bank
EMAIL A FRIEND:
Subject: Send a letter: SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION TO CREATE A MASSACHUSETTS PUBLIC BANK
I wrote a letter for the Action Network letter campaign: SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION TO CREATE A MASSACHUSETTS PUBLIC BANK.
Can you join me and write a letter? Click here: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/support-of-legislation-to-create-a-massachusetts-public-bank
3. Formally endorse our bill and share your logo for our website (individuals may endorse as well): Endorse the Massachusetts Public Banking Campaign
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