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.