DSA4USPS: Banks for the People — Postal and Public Banking

Start: 2020-12-13 15:00:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

End: 2020-12-13 16:30:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

This is a virtual event

The DSLC's DSA4USPS subcommittee is planning a series of educational webinars on the United States Postal Service. This webinar will explore the history and possibilities of postal and public banking. While Trump soon-to-be holdover Louis DeJoy goes about his mission to cripple the USPS through piecemeal downsizing and privatization, DSA invites all to consider expanding the service, beyond full funding for its core missions of mail and package delivery. One such possibility is the revival of postal savings banks, which provided a refuge from the instability of private banks for working people in the first half of the 20th century. The closely related topic of public banks will also be taken up.

This webinar will be 3-4:30 pm ET, 12-1:30 pm PT, 2-3:30 pm CT, 1-2:30 pm MT.


Max Sawicky, Metro DC DSA.
Senior Research Fellow, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR.NET)

Marc Armstrong
Public Banking Institute

John P. and James O.
NYC-DSA Debt & Finance Working Group

Steve DeMatteo
Executive Assistant to the President
American Postal Workers Union

Jan Simpson
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
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