Joint letter urges House leaders to prohibit Postal Service banking

CUNA joined other trade association in sending a letter to House leaders urging the adoption of Rep. Patrick McHenry’s (R-N.C.) amendment to the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bill to prohibit the U.S. Postal Service from providing banking services. Joining CUNA in the letter addressed to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Minority…

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Senator Gillibrand Announces Postal Banking Legislation

Press Release – April 25, 2018 Gillibrand Announces Major New Legislation To Create A Postal Bank To Wipe Out Predatory Payday Lending Industry Practices, Ensure All Americans Have Access To Basic Banking Services Traditional Banks Do Not Serve Millions of Americans, Particularly Low-Income Americans, Communities of Color, and Rural Communities, Forcing Them to Use High-Cost…

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Bernie Sanders has a plan to save the postal service (video)

By Evan McMorris-Santoro – April 19, 2018 President Trump has made the mail big news. After a Twitter rant about the Washington Post, Trump launched a presidential commission to look at the finances of the U.S. Postal Service and the deals it cuts with companies like Amazon, which, like the Post, is owned by Jeff…

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AFL-CIO Convention Resolution: Support Postal Financial Services and Postal Banking

October 24, 2017 AFL-CIO Convention Resolution 46 WHEREAS, the U.S. Post Office operated the Postal Savings System from 1911 through 1967 and, at its peak, had $3.4 billion in deposits; and WHEREAS, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Postal Service issued a report recommending that the Postal Service provide basic financial services…

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Thinking about the future of the post office: An interview with Amanda Weaver

By Melody Kramer – April 26, 2016 Imagine receiving a text message every time a new letter was placed in your mailbox, or your city receiving a notification when there was a new pothole in your neighborhood — courtesy of a sensor that had been placed on your neighborhood mail truck. These are the types…

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Two words for Hillary: “Postal banking”

Gail Cornwall – February 28, 2016 As she watches a man with whom she publicly agrees on almost everything be anointed prince of progress, Hillary Clinton feels the burning desire to have her liberalism recognized. It’s an uphill battle, because she doesn’t appear to understand what it’s like to be a working-class American. Two words…

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APWU: Honoring the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Web News Article #: 006-2016 01/12/2016 – On Jan. 18, the APWU will join the nation to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who dedicated his life to the fight for racial and economic justice. The civil rights movement and the labor movement continue to draw inspiration from the battles he led. Click here to…

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The Problems And Promise Of Postal Banking

January 12, 2016 It is easy to overlook the problem of the unbanked and underbanked in the United States — if for no other reason than it is far from the endemic problem here that it is in other parts of the world. However, depending upon the exact data set one is using, a full…

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