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AFLEP in New Mexico

The Importance of Place

By KUNM | January 18, 2021

Listen to Arturo Sandoval, founder of the Center of Southwest Culture, on KUNM’s “Espejos de Aztlán” discuss the importance of Place in New Mexico within the context of a rapidly changing world. A New Mexico public bank could help to support our communities and facilitate their growth with respect, within tradition.

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A Public Bank for New Mexico

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By Richard Eeds, KTRC | Dec 2, 2020

Why does New Mexico need a Public Bank? Listen as Richard Eeds interviews Elaine Sullivan and Melissa Pickett of Alliance for Local Economic Prosperity about the ways a Public Bank could benefit all New Mexicans in the midst of the challenging times we are facing.


Upcoming Events

july, 2021

09jul10:00 am11:00 amPublic Banking Coalition Monthly Conference CallLearn more about Public Banking, discuss current issues and get updates on the movement.

12jul8:00 am5:30 pmComposting WorkshopsFree composting workshops in San Antonito, NM

22julAll DayImproving Water for Livestock & Wildlife on NM RangelandsOne-day, hands-on workshop at Sol Ranch in Wagon Mound, NM

The Benefits of Forming a NM Public Bank

Retake Our Democracy
Jun 23, 2020

AFLEP is joined by Ellen Brown, Chair of the Public Banking Institute, and Paul Stull, President and CEO of the Credit Union Association of New Mexico for this panel discussion about the potential benefits of a New Mexico state public bank. Panel facilitated by Retake Our Democracy.

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California’s New Public Banking Option Opens Door for Real Community Investment

Economy & Labor
Oct 22, 2019

Janine Jackson interviews Public Bank LA’s Trinity Tran about public banking for the October 11, 2019, episode of “CounterSpin.”

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It's Our Money with Ellen Brown

Banking on the People by Ellen Brown - AFLEP

Ellen Brown’s
2019 Book

Today most of our money is created, not by governments, but by banks when they make loans. This book takes the reader step by step through the sausage factory of modern money creation, explores improvements made possible by advances in digital technology, and proposes upgrades that could transform our outmoded nineteenth century system into one that is democratic, sustainable, and serves the needs of the twenty-first century.

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Join those who’ve endorsed a Public Bank for New Mexico

Paul Gibson endorses Public Banking NM


“I had the good fortune to work on this initiative before Bernie kidnapped all my time. This is one of those no-brainer initiatives that only the 1% could oppose. It has the potential to save the state millions of dollars by vastly reducing the cost of its bonds to improve infrastructure funding. in a public bank, our state funds can be used to build our local economy and our local infrastructure.”

– Paul Gibson
Retake Our Democracy