Public Bank LA: “Solutions for Social and Environmental Justice”

DATE: Thursday October 4, 2018

LOCATION: The Satellite Flexible Workspace 3110 Main St., Annex Building C 2nd Floor Santa Monica, CA 90405

6:30-7:30 Please arrive EARLY for NETWORKING and snacks

Followed by 
Q & A with the members of our Public Bank LA panel & more snacks and networking! (we will wrap it up by 9:30/10)

COST: $10 (donation for location and snacks)

On November 6th, Los Angeles voters will have the chance to take the next step in making Public Banking a reality by Voting #YesOnB … Charter Amendment B removes a critical hurdle to creating the first Public Bank of Los Angeles. The Public Bank of LA will invest in socially and environmentally responsible projects like Green Energy & Infrastructure, Affordable Housing, Education, Healthcare, and Small Business Loans. Together we will create a new model of ethical banking that puts people and planet over profit and aligns our money with our values.  #PublicBankLA #YesOnB #OurMoneyOurValuesOurBank

The Public Banking movement in Los Angeles has already scored critical victories including divesting Los Angeles from Wells Fargo. Amendment B will begin a process that will ensure our public funds are no longer outsourced to Wall Street Banks to finance such things as Fossil Fuel Projects, Private Prisons, Immigrant Detention Centers, and Military Defense Contractors.  


Ellen Brown is an attorney, founder of the Public Banking Institute, and author of twelve books including Web of Debt and The Public Bank Solution.  A 13th book titled Banking on the People: Democratizing Finance in the Digital Age is due out later this year.  Her work traces the history and evolution of the current private banking system, showing how it usurped the power to create money from the people themselves, and how the people can take that power back through public banks operating in the public interest.  Her 300+ blog articles are posted at

David Jette is a financial analyst, writer and social finance activist living in Los Angeles with ten years of experience in the tech, real estate, and startup sector. He is the Legislative Director for Public Bank LA.  

Trinity Tran is the Co-Founder of Public Bank LA, and Founder and Lead Organizer for Revolution LA and Divest LA. The Divest LA coalition succeeded in pushing the City of Los Angeles to divest its finances from Wells Fargo Bank, paving the path for the Public Bank LA campaign. Trinity and the Public Bank LA team initiated the California Public Banking Alliance (CPBA), a coalition of grassroots public banking advocacy groups. Trinity is also a Board Member of Urban Partners Los Angeles, a non-profit organization dedicated to uplifting the lives of underprivileged communities in Los Angeles through food and educational resources.

Additional Resources:
New video explaining Public Banking & Charter Amendment B:
Recent interviews explaining what’s at stake:



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