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Illinois Citizens for a State Bank

265 Signatures Goal: 250

I support the passage of HB 2064 "The Community Bank of Illinois Act." This bill will create an Illinois state bank much like the Bank of North Dakota (see http://banknd.nd.gov).
The Bank of North Dakota has been at the center of that state's economic success (see http://tinyurl.com/YES-Magazine-NDSB).
Today, the State of Illinois deposits billions of our tax dollars into the same “Too Big To Fail” banks that crashed our economy. I think that we should put that money to work for us and create jobs here in Illinois.
Illinois still has 10% unemployment, record numbers of home foreclosures while the big banks still refuse to lend to local business (except at outrageous rates) or give relief to home owners while they sit on billions of dollars of profits. The Illinois state bank is a practical solution designed to get credit flowing to small businesses and family farmers so they can grow, start hiring once again. A state bank will be a ready lender to homeowners and stop the rush to foreclose. A state bank will also be able create affordable student loans that will not cripple our young people with mountains of debt upon graduation.
It's OUR money. Let's keep it in Illinois and make it work for us. I want Illinois to create a state bank to make this happen.

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Illinois Citizens for Public Banking

Links

Illinois Citizens for Public Banking - http://www.illinoispublicbanking.org

Bank of North Dakota - http://banknd.nd.gov

Public Banking Institute - http://publicbankinginstitute.org
  • Kelly jones
    Mar 02, 2015
    Mar 02, 2015
    Inspired by 3-1-2015 episode of ring of fire broadcast.
  • Kelly jones
    Kelly jones United States, Crystal Lake
    Mar 02, 2015
    Mar 02, 2015
    Inspired by 3-1-2015 episode of ring of fire broadcast.
  • Kim McCarten
    Kim McCarten United States, Des Plaines
    Mar 29, 2014
    Mar 29, 2014
    Cutting out the TBTF 'banks' that crashed this economy, and pooling *our* money for *our* needs, is one of the strongest steps we can take as citizens to heal our state and invest for our future.
  • Joseph A. Mungai
    Joseph A. Mungai United States, Elgin
    Feb 11, 2014
    Feb 11, 2014
    We bailed out the Wall Street banksters and they gave us foreclosures. We need a bank that is run by the people and for the people.
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    Kelly jones
    4 months ago
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    Daryl Parker
    1 year ago
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    Richard Foster
    1 year ago
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    Kim McCarten
    1 year ago
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    Joseph A. Mungai United States
    1 year ago
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    Henry Washington United States
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    Justin Patrick United States
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    Will Hornsby United States
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    Donald Rasmussen United States
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    Franklin Marshall United States
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    Robert Keeley United States
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    Mary E Rogus United States
    2 years ago
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    Cynthia Adams United States
    2 years ago
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    jim giganti United States
    2 years ago
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    James Hannley United States
    2 years ago
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