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Ways to Get Involved

If you would like to help grow our statewide education campaign in your community or donate your time in other valuable ways to the Alliance for Local Economic Prosperity, please email us at:  [email protected] and we will contact you as soon as possible.

We know how valuable your time is and deeply appreciate any time  or resources you can give to this vital economic justice mission for the people of New Mexico.

Thank you!

Angela MerkertExecutive Director, AFLEP


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Upcoming Events

january, 2021

05janAll Day09NCSE Drawdown 2021 Virtual ConferenceResearch to Action: Science & Solutions for a Planet under Pressure

08jan10:00 am11:00 amPublic Banking Coalition Monthly Conference CallLearn more about Public Banking, discuss current issues and get updates on the movement.

09jan9:30 am12:00 pm2021 New Mexico Legislative Action ExpoAn opportunity to explore, discuss, and promote issues of concern and actions sought

13jan9:00 am10:00 amCafecito con ColónState Auditor Brian Colón as he interviews AFLEP about the Public Banking Act

13jan1:00 pm5:30 pmTransforming New Mexico’s Future Through Local Economic DevelopmentExplore the potential for New Mexico prosperity

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

19jan12:00 pm12:00 pmNM Regular Legislative Session 2021 ConvenesAFLEP submits its bill for a NM Public Bank

19jan5:30 pm7:00 pmSoil Stories: Online conversations on soil healthSpecial Edition on New Mexico Policy Initiatives

26janAll DayVirtual RoundhouseFor easy, safe, and free access to the state’s governmental leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic

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

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.”

>> Listen to the Podcast

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