Commonomics USA advocates economic solutions that grow our commonwealth. We spotlight ways private interests are defunding and privatizing the commons and show how their actions devastate families and diminish communities. With other organizations, we fight privatization and demand that the commons be funded and even expanded to more fully benefit everyone. In short, we build structural change in support of a localized solidarity economy.
In early 2014 the US Postal Service’s Inspector General proposed that post offices offer low-cost financial services, an inspiring idea. We launched BankACT to advocate it. Now we are teaming with other groups to launch a 2015 postal banking campaign while advocating many economic policies in the public interest — policies that will benefit millions of families, create jobs and grow our nation’s common wealth. Our new name, Commonomics USA, reflects this broadened approach.
Pam Campbell joined ISI in the summer of 2013, and became ISI Project Director in January 2014. Pam’s previous career was in healthcare administration. Her life-long interest in sustainability and environmental issues led her to ISI. Pam shares her UC Berkeley Alma Mater with Dr. Cole, and holds a Masters degree in Public Administration, University of San Francisco.