As nuclear, oil, and chemical plants in the Great Lakes region were closing, plans were needed for a just transition for 100,000 workers. Les Leopold talked about the workers, what they were losing, and how important it was for all parties to support a just transition to a new way of life. You can read the speech by clicking here.
Bill Farmer, an RRI trainer, a member of the Southwest Michigan SDA and Labor for Bernie, will give a talk to students in honor of Martin Luther King on January 20. The 12:30 PM event is part of a program put together by WMU’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, featuring a number of speakers all day at the university’s Bernhard Center. You can learn more here.
One of the prime goals of the Reversing Runaway Inequality program has been to advocate for public banking. While the details have to be ironed out, New Jersey is now moving forward with the creation of a public bank. You can read the news here. The San Francisco Chronicle also covered the event. Here is a video:
California governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law on October 2, allowing city and county governments to set up publicly owned banks to accept tax and other revenue and fund infrastructure and other programs with lower costs than those offered by commercial banks. You can read the story in the Guardian here..
View this post on Instagram In 1945, the first transfer of the Bank’s profits to the general fund was made—$1,725! The next time this occurred was in 1949 and 1951, a veterans’ fund received $1.5 million. Learn more in The Bank of North Dakota, From Surviving to Thriving – The First 100 Years hardcover book. Now available at bnd.nd.gov/store and Amazon.com. #BankND #TheBNDStory #100Years #OldTownRoad A post shared by Bank of North Dakota (@bankofnd) on May 24, 2019 at 8:45am PDT North Dakota’s bank is 100 years old, and this Vox story tells its story and how that is influencing …
If you’re in North Carolina this week you’ll have a chance to see Les Leopold speak. He’s visiting the state and making a series of appearances to talk about Reversing Runaway Inequality. On May 1st he’ll be in Asheville, at the Pack Library, at 4pm. On May 2nd he’ll be in Charlotte for a May Day Panel, speaking to the Charlotte Workers Assembly, at 6pm. On May 3rd he’ll give a presentation at Elon College at 2:30pm, in Elon NC. On May 3rd he’ll also be in Durham, at the Center for Responsible Lending, at 6:30pm. On May 4th he’ll make a presentation to the North Carolina Democratic …
You can listen to Les talk to Arthur Schwartz on this WBAI by clicking this link. The Leopold segment begins at about the 11 minute mark.
[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.92″ background_layout=”light”] We’ve made a Google form so you can easily report to us about your upcoming or past Runaway Inequality event. We want to add these to our new Events calendar, to help people find out about talks and trainings that are coming up, and to learn about events that occurred in the past. (The calendar currently only has a fraction of the past events listed. We’re working to show all of them.) Click here to fill out the form. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]