Who We Are
Friends of Public Banking Santa Rosa is comprised of an ad hoc group of concerned tax paying citizens. We recognize that our public tax and fee revenues are being deposited into private banks that are using our credit to further the interests of bank shareholders funding such things as dangerous fossil fuel projects like the Dakota Access Pipeline.
There is currently a Public Banking movement sweeping across this nation. Citizens are rising up and calling on their elected officials to divest from private banks, and invest in building transformative local living economies through the establishment of Public Banks.
We are calling on Santa Rosa to get on board, bring our money home and establish a Public Bank of Santa Rosa to partner with local banks and credit unions in providing affordable credit to fund small businesses, housing construction, affordable housing, student loans, public infrastructure and renewable energy programs.
Our Money, Our Values,
The Friends of Public Banking Santa Rosa is proud to be a member of the California Public Banking Alliance (CPBA), a coalition of public banking activists working towards creating socially and environmentally responsible municipal and regional banks.
CPBA aims to "coordinate political and legislative strategy with local grassroots organizers across the state to pass the Public Bank License bill in the State Senate and Assembly for the 2019 legislative session."
"Put your money where your solidarity is."
-- Mazaska Talks (money talks)