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Responsible Banks: A Community Conversation

December 3, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Bank&TrustDo you dream of owning your own business?

Do you want a loan to buy a home?

Have you tried to open a checking account
but are stopped from getting one?

The City of St. Paul recently passed a Responsible Banking Ordinance, which requires the City to look at how well a financial institution is serving the community before deciding which bank will get City business.

The Community Reinvestment Advisory Committee along with the Saint Paul Regional Labor Federation’s Community Connections is sponsoring a series of community conversations: What do we want from financial institutions? How should they make their services accessible to us and what would a more just and fair banking system look like?

Cleveland, Ohio has had a Responsible Banking law for over 20 years, and receives over $500 million a year from banks operating in the city for community priorities like home and small business loans in low-income communities.

What could we do with $500 million for our community?



RSVP: Peter Rachleff, 651-774-8687 or

Childcare, light dinner, Spanish and Hmong


The Community Reinvestment Advisory Committee is made up of community leaders representing organizations from around the metro area and is convened by Jewish Community Action (JCA), the Organizing Apprenticeship Project (OAP), and the
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs of the University of Minnesota (CURA). For more information about the Committee, contact Rachel@jewishcommunityaction.org or 651-632-2184×17.



December 3, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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