The banksters at the top gambled and lost, and the rest of us paid for it.
To change the fundamentals and stop the reckless behavior that got us into this mess, we need a democratic and cooperative economy. When communities and workers create wealth, they should decide how that wealth is used – not some shareholder or fatcat. We are doing a part to make this happen here in Harambee and Riverwest. That is why this effort is so important – opening this new credit union will be a statement to the banksters, Wall Street, and the richest 1% that we are fed up!
Sisters and Brothers – eight years ago, the banksters crashed our economy. The bankers are doing fine, but the rest of us are still suffering. It is time for us to create an economy that works for us! We need to reject the banker-run economy for an economy that is democratic, sustainable, and just.
To do this we need to challenge the bankers directly by forming our own financial institution, a credit union.
This is the website for the Riverwest and Harambee Credit Union Organizing Committee, the group starting a new credit union that will serve the 53212 zip code of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We are starting a basic services, Community Organizing Credit Union.
Scroll down or click a link to the right for more information.
Happy Saturday, 53212! Last week the good people over at Nick Of Time Moving brought the safe for our new credit union into Riverwest. Thank you to the person who donated garage space to our effort! One more step toward opening Wisconsin’s newest credit union.
Good Afternoon! On June 5, Evan and Silvia meet with Alex to learn more about our effort and pledge to volunteer this summer! Both Evan and Silvia are contributing significant amounts of time per week to make our effort a success!
Our fiends in British Columbia’s Credit Unions just keep producing great video about the Credit Union Difference. Share this video with your friends to show why we need a credit union here in the 53212 ZIP Code.
We will be starting our 2016 PEOPLE POWER! Summer in a week and a half! Look for updates soon about our volunteer program, and our 2016 PEOPLE POWER superstars! To be a part of the summer that is going to change Harambee, Riverwest, and the 53212 ZIP Code, please contact us today.