DSA4USPS: Banks for the People — Postal and Public Banking

Sunday, December 13th, 2020

3:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM CST / 1:00 PM MST / 12:00 PM PST

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The Democratic Socialist Labor Commission'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.

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