Strike Debt Portland and Portland Public Banking Alliance
DEBTORS' ASSEMBLY: YOU ARE NOT A LOAN! May 5, 2018 Event Thanks to everyone who participated in the May 5, 2018 Strike Debt Portland/Debtors Assembly and Portland Public Bank Alliance forum. Our goal is to Strike Debt down. We Also thank The first Unitarian church for sharing their space with us, and our sponsors: KBOO Radio , Jobs with Justice, Jubilee Oregon, Move to Amend, EJAG, Alliance for Democracy.
A few things you can do right now: Share your debt stories. Join Strike Debt Portland and help with this important work. Plan to attend our monthly Strike Debt meetings. See info on Home page. Join us on Face Book. Share articles on debt solutions. Donate or help to raise funds for our Strike Debt 2018 Scholarship fund for 2018=2019. MORE INFORMATION available by clicking "sCHOLARSHIPS" ON THE tOP BAR.
Speaker Lane Thompson with CASA/Innovative Changes told us they help many people to get out of debt through classes and one on one very affordable counseling. Lane specializes in counseling student debtors. Perkins Loans from schools that students attend may be completely forgiven by the school. Check out the day and evening classes being offered this month at their Lloyd Center PDX and Sherwood offices. Lane: 503-537-0319 ext.330. firstname.lastname@example.org www.innovativechanges.org
Dr. Nicholas Hartlep spoke about the neoliberal agenda that is keeping us all in debt. It is very intentional. He spoke about his personal college debt journey. one of the tasks of his team of editors of The neoliberal agenda and the student debt crisis in us higher education was to look at the problems in our society that have led to the $1.5 trillion owed right now by students.Though the book is full of excellent analysis that connects the dots and brings the current situation into very clear focus, it also includes personal stories which reflect the reality of the analysis. one action we can all take is to challenge corporate business language connected to education. Education is not a business opportunity, privatization is bad policy, YOU ARE NOT A LOAN.
Ellen Brown gave an excellent power point presentation on the value of Public Banks. You can hear her speak on several you Tube Videos available on this website under the heading "ABOUT" and go our to Public Banking page. Click on the video--Ellen Brown speaking videos follow the song. Ellen co-founded the Public Banking Institute. Public Banking is related to helping eliminate debt for individuals as well as our City. Money was designed to serve us. We were not meant to be a means to make money for the 1%.