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Alliance For Just Money

February 2023


•        Upcoming Events
•        Special Projects
•        Newsworthy
•        Latest Reading and Research
•        Previous AFJM Coffeehouses

•        Additional AFJM Videos

AFJM Book Club
The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap
By Mehrsa Baradaran
Wednesday, March 15th
At 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT / 6 PM MT / 5 PM PT via Zoom
Duration: 1.5 hours

Register in advance
The Color of Money examines why black banking could not overcome discrimination and segregation but bled black capital into white banks via loans and deposits. Mehrsa Baradaran challenges the myth that black communities could ever accumulate wealth in a segregated economy.
Join AFJM's Next Generation (formerly known as Youth Caucus) in reading and discussing The Color of Money! Please come prepared to discuss the book as a whole. To access the book you can check your local library, order it online, listen to the audiobook, or purchase it at a local bookstore.
AFJM Coffeehouse
"Regenerative Currencies and Positive Change: Exploring How Changing Our Currencies Can Change Our Economies" with Alex Bernat
Monday, March 27th
At 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT / 6 PM MT / 5 PM PT via Zoom
Duration: 2 hours

Register in advance
Join us for an interactive presentation and open discussion exploring how we can leverage alternative currencies as tools for the common good. This presentation explores the possibility of changing some fundamental properties of our currencies as a way to halt inflation, to fund the complete and equitable elimination of poverty, and to prioritize the well-being of our planet.
This presentation will introduce "Regenerative Currency Systems", an open-source, free, and modifiable framework for using electronic currencies as community-governed tools for funding the protection of people and the planet, discussing this approach as it relates with existing monetary reform work. These scalable systemic platforms are intended to facilitate universal basic access to all components of basic well-being without cost, without inflation, and without requiring any participation from non-interested groups.
Alex has prepared this
packet for interested readers who would like to explore these ideas before and after the presentation.

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Call for Submissions
We are seeking news, blogs, and articles on monetary reform issues. If you or someone you know is interested in contributing to our publications, please contact

AFJM Welcomes New Board Member
We regretfully announce that Mark Pash has stepped down from the Board due to health and workload considerations. We would like to thank him for everything he has done and is doing for AFJM! We would also like to thank Joe Polito for stepping up to fill this spot through our Annual Membership Meeting. Joe has been an integral part of AFJM!

AFJM thanks these members for their service on the Board and asks Level 2 members to consider running for the Board this year.
Money as a Democratic Medium (MDM) 2.0 Conference Update
MDM 2.0 has moved the registration-open date from March 1st to March 15th, and added a message that they hope to respond to those who submitted proposals by March 15th. We are aware of 9 proposals that AFJM-related monetary reformers submitted for MDM 2.0.


Public Money Reform – Our Path to Liberation from RENTIER Central Bankers

By Joe Bongiovanni
In the struggle toward monetary justice, the central banking system’s owners are the real ‘rentiers’ of national money systems. They rent us our own money.
Central bankers’ issuance of all national monies combined with the ‘other’ banker-money power, what Minsky called the capital development of the national economy, manifest as the visible conditions of the world around us. Like George Carlin said, “It’s a BIG club, and you AIN’T in it.”
Under money reform, the government will reclaim the powers of both creating and issuing the national money, but the banks will still maintain, for the most part, their credit-controlled capital development of the economy by directing where the savings of people and businesses are invested. Money reform changes banking and finance, forever.

Read More
September 2022. "Educating Legislators, Candidates, and Voters on Monetary Reform" with AFJM's Greg Coleridge, Mark Pash, and the Legislative Action Committee
YouTube Recording
November 2022. "An Open Mic on Election Reflections" with AFJM's Mark Young
YouTube Recording
January 2023. "Money as a 'Common' of the People" with Edward Twohig

YouTube Recording

AFJM presents the American Monetary Reform Act (AMRA)
We ask all of our members and subscribers to read the proposed legislation, the American Monetary Reform Act.

The Future in Our Pockets
AFJM and our ally WILPF US Women, Money & Democracy Committee cosponsored The Future in Our Pockets to examine how the bank credit system undermines our efforts to build peace and a sustainable environment every minute of every day and what we can do about it.
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