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Laura Wells on Public Banking. Updates on Postal Banking and the Post Office Predicament.
Date Saturday March 29
Time 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
Downtown Berkeley Post Office. 2000 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA.
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Author
At noon Laura Wells, candidate for California State Controller, endorsed by the Green Party of California, will speak on the issue of public banking. She will be followed by comments on recent happenings around the possibility of Post Office banking and financial services, updates on where things stand with the (possibly imminent) sale of the Berkeley Post Office, the campaign against the outsourcing of Post Office jobs to Staples, music, letter-writing and more.

The first item in Wells' platform is

Implement a Publicly-Owned State Bank for California

Determine the best option or options for a successful implementation of a State Bank, and get started on it. Day one. 

Come eat at the Farmer's Market a block away, join us, get caught up, and enjoy a beautiful Spring day in Berkeley.

 

Music by Hali Hammer & Dave Welsh.

Other updates about efforts to save our Post Office:

  • ~  March 11 hearing with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
  • ~  Status of the proposed Zoning Overlay Ordinance.
  • ~  Protests at Staples Stores, ongoing.
  • ~  Congresswoman Barbara Lee's proposed moratorium on selling historic Post Offices.
  • ~  Legal actions, and invoices outstanding. Plans for a lawsuit. ~  Bring your lunch.
Sponsored by Berkeley Post Office Defenders.
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