Social justice

Last week was quite a week for our country, and not in a good way. It was a week the likes of which I hope we never see again. It was characterized by way too much hate, much of which hit far too close to home and left many with an unsettling feeling about our current state of national affairs.

If you have a deposit account, loan or investment account with one of the mainstream banks, it’s entirely possible that you’re supporting the manufacture or distribution of guns without even realizing it.

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Adoption of New Proxy Voting Guidelines to Include LGBTQ Diversity on Corporate Boards Sets New Standard

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Bank Filed Legal Brief in January Supporting Mayor de Blasio’s Efforts to Protect New Yorkers

Last week, our government once again changed hands, ending a chapter — and starting another — of great uncertainty and tension for America.

From our vantage point as the leading progressive bank, it feels these days like, as a country, we are not making the progress our great nation is capable of. There is talk of instituting an isolationist foreign policy that will evoke for many memories of the 1930s.

“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.”
–Abraham Lincoln

These stirring words were spoken by arguably the greatest leader in the history of our nation; a man whose bold thinking incited perhaps the greatest progressive revolution of all time; a man who so cherished the sacred principles of freedom and justice for all, of equal rights for every man, woman and child, he gave his life for that greatest cause.

The debate surrounding immigration has always been a lively one wherein politicians have presented arguments advocating for everything from amnesty to closing the borders.

Living in the same city where you work fosters a critically important connection to the community and people you serve. Yet for firefighters, police officers, teachers, nurses and millions of other low- and moderate-income workers in urban areas, it can be a herculean challenge to find safe, affordable housing near where they work.