Growing Our Common Wealth

Friends of Postal Banking Conference Call Series:

​This free conference call series is intended for anyone who wishes to learn more about postal banking and discuss its possibilities. The series is held at Noon Pacific/3pm Eastern on the first and third Tuesday of every month, February through May.

​The first 5 minutes of each call is a straightforward review of the basics of existing USPS money services and how they can be extended to include functions such as bill pay, payroll advances, and short-term, small dollar credit. The next 10-15 minutes is time for one of the members of the guest speakers to speak on any postal banking topic s/he may wish. This is followed by a 30-40 minute open discussion among invited participants. Screenshare capability, if needed, will be provided. 

Feb 3rd, Dean Baker, American macroeconomist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Feb 17th, Mike Leyba, Director of Communications for United for a Fair Economy, Author of "State of the Dream 2015: Underbanked & Overcharged

March 3rd, Mehrsa Baradaran, Assoc. Professor of Law, University of Georgia Law School, Author of the New York Times postal banking Op-Ed and Harvard University Press book "How the Other Half Banks," to be published Summer, 2015. 


April 21st, Sheldon Garon, Professor of History, Princeton University, Author of book, Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves. Presentation: Postal Financial Services, A Global Perspective

June 30th, David C. Williams, USPS Inspector General, OIG published Providing Non-Bank Financial Services for the Underserved in January, 2014. The new White Paper "The Road Ahead for Postal Financial Services" is located here.

Monthly Policy Brief Roundtable Call:

This monthly conference call is a review of the policy briefs we are developing for each of the solutions we advocate. These calls are held on the last Thursday of each month and are for our registered Strategic Partners. Each partner receives an invitation to attend. More on becoming a partner here.

Speaking Engagements:

​We welcome invitations to speak at any event where there is interest in proven economic solutions that advance equality, justice and sustainability. Please send us an email at