At noon Laura Wells, candidate
for California State Controller
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:
Sponsored by Berkeley Post Office Defenders.
~ 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.