Banking and Monetary Reform Committee (BMRC) will provide educational materials to Green Party members and Green Party candidates, draft Green Party position statements and press releases with respect to pending or new legislation or events affecting banking and monetary systems, propose platform amendments when deemed necessary to support Green monetary policy, endorse organizations that advocate banking and monetary reform that agree with the Green Party policy and values, and promote actions advocating banking and monetary reform. (established 12/02/2018)
- We will support state parties and the public in understanding our present monetary (money) system and why it needs to be publicly accountable.
- We will refine and protect the Monetary Reform plank of the Green Party platform in order to implement necessary monetary reform.
- We welcome all US Greens to engage in this work with us.
Because the money system that we all depend upon is barely discussed in the mainstream, we are passionate about raising awareness. New members are not expected to have in-depth knowledge about money in order to serve on the committee. They should want to learn about the urgency of bringing the money system back under public control, and help spread this information at the state level with members and candidates.
In March 2019 we began to publish a newsletter with historical and current topics related to the money problem and the NEED Act three-point solution. It is posted with a wealth of other resources, including Sue Peters’ GPNY money history slideshow, on our website. Subscribe here!
We maintain an email list for communication of committee business, as well as to use in formal decision making. Since 2018 we have been meeting Thursday evenings online to advance this work. In accordance with the bylaws of GPUS, states and caucuses may appoint up to three members to the committee. Appointments are for a two-year term.
Any state or caucus with questions about the committee, or wishing to appoint a member to the committee, please contact us at BMRC@gp.org.