Trinity Tran is a co-founder and lead organizer of Public Bank LA, California Public Banking Alliance (CPBA), and Divest LA. In February 2017, Trinity created Divest LA which mobilized activists behind the campaign to move the City of Los Angeles’ public funds from Wells Fargo. In June 2017, she co-founded Public Bank LA, which led the Measure B ballot initiative to create a city-owned bank in Los Angeles. In June 2018, she became a founding member of the California Public Banking Alliance and Lead Organizer for the statewide coalition of grassroots groups that conceived of and sponsored State Legislative Bill AB 857 to create local public banks in California. The Public Banking Act was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom in October 2019.

In 2021, Trinity helped lead the passage of the California Public Banking Option Act (AB 1177), along with bill co-sponsor SEIU CA. The CalAccount Blue Ribbon Commission, chaired by State Treasurer Fiona Ma, is currently conducting the program’s market analysis, which will be completed by July 2024. Upon implementation, CalAccount will provide free essential banking services to all Californians, particularly the nearly 10 million unbanked and underbanked. The bill was endorsed by over 250 organizations.

Trinity is devoted to helping underserved populations and transforming the financial system to advance social and economic justice. Trinity has received recognition in the Congressional Record—United States 116th Congress (2020), Woman of the Year — California State Assembly (2021), Progressive Champion of the Year (2021), Inspirational Women Awards finalist — Los Angeles Times (2022), Equitable Futures Award (2022). Trinity is a 2024 Roddenberry Fellow.

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