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A Public Bank for New Mexico

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...

Time for Public and State Banks

By Jim Harvey, Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice | Nov 18, 2020 Is it time for Public and State Banks? Jim Harvey talks with Sarah Manning and Rebeca Jasso-Aquilar of the Alliance for Local Economic Prosperity about why we need public and state banks in New...

Craig Barnes’ Interview of Public Banking Institute Experts

Listen to Craig Barnes interview two experts on public banking, Gwen Hallsmith, Executive Director of the Public Banking Institute, and Mike Krauss, a director of the Public Banking Institute and chairman of the Pennsylvania Project–an organization dedicated to the formation of Public Banks at the state and municipal level in Pennsylvania. They recently visited Santa […]

Upcoming Events

february, 2021

02febAll DayVirtual RoundhouseFor easy, safe, and free access to the state’s governmental leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic

09febAll DayVirtual RoundhouseFor easy, safe, and free access to the state’s governmental leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic

10feb12:00 pm1:30 pmThe COVID-19 pandemic and state and local budgets: Past, present, and futureA Brookings Institution event

12feb10:00 am11:00 amPublic Banking Coalition Monthly Conference CallLearn more about Public Banking, discuss current issues and get updates on the movement.

14feb5:30 pm7:30 pmRegenerative Agriculture Day 2021Aiming to develop a collective understanding for regenerative agriculture in NM

16febAll DayVirtual RoundhouseFor easy, safe, and free access to the state’s governmental leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic

16feb5:30 pm7:00 pmRegenerative Agriculture DayOnline community forum hosted by the NM Healthy Soil Working Group

17feb1:30 pm3:00 pmHB236 Public Banking Act Committee HearingHouse Commerce and Economic Development Committee will hear HB236

23febAll DayVirtual RoundhouseFor easy, safe, and free access to the state’s governmental leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic

23febAll Day26Land and Water SummitFrameworks for sustainability and social inclusion

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.

Truthout - FAIR Podcast - AFLEP

California’s New Public Banking Option Opens Door for Real Community Investment
FAIR / Truthout.org

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

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