Democratizing Wealth: Getting Involved With a Credit Union
In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, nearly 10 million people moved their money to small community banks and credit unions. As democratic, non-profit financial institutions, credit unions operate outside the corporate logic that destabilized the economy.
Moving your money is an important first step, but more is needed. As one-person-one-vote institutions, credit unions are positioned to be key actors in the new economy while supporting communities in need. There is potential for real change: Right now in the U.S., credit unions hold more than $1 trillion in assets, which are potentially available for exciting and transformative initiatives. All that’s needed is active engagement.
This class will teach you how to find a credit union, join, and get involved. You’ll learn what the DMV for Credit Union Democracy’s been up to, and the basic regulations that guide credit unions and members.
We will be meeting in the library’s main meeting room.
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This class is presented in partnership with DC Public Library.
West End Neighborhood Library
2301 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
Neighborhood: West End
The new library that opened in December 2017!