Action: Local Investment to Fund our People’s Economy
- Generic Move Your Money Pamphlet
- Southern Oregon Move Your Money Pamphlet (a sample for your community)
- Questionairre for Credit Union/Community Bank research
- People’s Economy Action Cards
April 2011 Update
Rural Oregonians have been leading the way in the Move Your Money campaign- moving their own funds to local community banks and credit unions and encouraging local institutions to do the same. Let’s keep up the organizing! Use the above materials to organize in your community. Contact cara(at)rop.org for support in your community’s campaign.
In the 2011 Legislative Cycle, ROP has been organizing for an Oregon State Bank. Read more here.
July 2009 Update
ROP’s People’s Economy is moving ahead toward people-centered economies and we are building a popular movement of community minded savvy folks to lead the way!
By the end of July we’ll have started moving this campaign in 15 communities around Oregon, from Baker City to Stayton and Cave Junction to Astoria. ROP friends and allies are moving their money out of Bailout Banks and into community banks; they are digging to find out who owns the resources of their communities; & you all are investigating which organizations might switch to local banking, moving some significant cash into the local economy. Because, when the rubber hits the road, we can’t make many improvements without bringing money back into our counties. And what better money to bring back than our own!
What we are discovering won’t surprise you. Rural Oregonians are incredibly invested in their local communities and economies! ROP members are ahead of the curve when it comes to local banking, sustainable development & community involvement.