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“Amalgamated Bank stands in strong support of the Inflation Reduction Act.  The proposal under consideration will provide important and long-term relief to rising costs of living, move us forward on achieving a safe climate and bring more equity to the tax code.

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Priscilla Sims Brown spoke with Andrew Ross Sorkin at the CNBC Evolve Global Summit on a variety of topics including women's reproductive rights, the American economy and ways financial institutions can help curb gun violence through a unique merchant category code.

Officially one year into the COVID-19 pandemic and erratic state-by-state lockdowns, we continue to question what a “new normal” will look like for our country. We know that a return to old ways of doing business isn’t viable for the health of our planet and communities and that we have a responsibility to radically reimagine how we do business. 

Despite a slew of negative economic reports and meeting the official definition of entering into a recession, the stock market is up more than 40% from its March lows. Probably the most common question we receive is why is this decoupling of the broader economy from the equity market  occurring?

Amalgamated Bank applauds and appreciates the actions of Congress to increase funding for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Payroll Protection Program (PPP), specifically creating carve outs for local banks, minority deposit institutions, and community development financial institutions.

Amalgamated Bank is urging Congress to act swiftly to support the more than 30 million nonprofits and small businesses that were unable to access the first round of Small Business Administration (SBA) Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans.

This unprecedented moment is calling those in leadership to act in bold and innovative ways. The COVID-19 virus has impacted the entire global economy putting at risk the livelihood of tens of millions of Americans. Those who were already vulnerable in our economy are pushed even further to the brink.

Amalgamated Bank works hard every day to support the most powerful change makers in America. We have the honor of standing with thousands of leaders of social change – nonprofits, foundations, labor unions, and more - as they take on complex, deeply rooted issues affecting hundreds of millions of lives.

Until recently, “profitability” and “socially responsible” have been treated as mutually exclusive terms with many under the impression that dedicating resources to promoting positive change meant diverting those same resources away from turning a profit.

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