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First ever Common Good Festival™: a celebration of community and economic democracy PDF Print E-mail
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Amherst Town Common

Sunday, July 10

11am - 7pm

Free Admission • Rain or Shine

Great music • food • crafts • family fun • games • prizes • more!

brought to you by

Common Good Finance™, a revolution with a bank


Great music
  • Award-winning activist songwriters Emma's Revolution
  • New York-based recording artists Kim and Reggie Harris
  • Grammy-winning Native American flute player Joseph FireCrow
  • Western Massachusetts reggae band Rebel Alliance
  • Award-winning Pioneer Valley songwriter Tom Neilson
  • and others
Great fun
Cooperative games, good food, children's activities, local crafts, balloons, prizes, and more. Jeff Pyzocha, one of Western MA's most up and coming magicians will perform magic, sure to astound and amaze auidences of all ages.

Great cause
The event will raise awareness of Common Good Finance, a nonprofit organization working to bring economic democracy to communities in Western Massachusetts and throughout the country. Local sustainability and social justice activist groups and businesses will also showcase their work at the festival.

You can help! (call 413-628-3336 or email us: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
  • Volunteer to help on July 10 or as a June intern.
  • Forward this email to your list.
  • Participate at the festival as a nonprofit, sustainable business or as a children's entertainer.
  • Advertise in the festival program.
  • Be an official business sponsor or individual sponsor of the Common Good Festival, with a contribution of any size or by donating prizes for the games.

About us
We call Common Good Finance "a revolution with a bank", because our campaign centers on member ownership of Common Good Bank, a planned alternative to the badly managed megabanks that came close to destroying the US economy in 2008.

Unlike other banks, Common Good Bank will offer community members full local control and a true voice in our financial future: every member will have an equal vote in setting policy, from creating lending guidelines to determining distribution of profits. Founded by William Spademan of Ashfield, Massachusetts, Common Good Finance has launched a grassroots membership campaign to finance the bank, which will provide a full range of conventional FDIC-insured banking services to individuals and small businesses.

Money decides what happens in the world. If we want to save our communities and our planet, we have to control the money. We need to stop waiting for someone else to fix the economy -- and take responsibility for it ourselves. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

At the festival, we will give people a glimpse of the Common Good Economy -- and offer the community some great music and a whole lot of fun at the same time.

For more information, visit, call 413-628-3336 (9am to 7:30pm Eastern US Time), or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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