Joe Sanberg Biography
Joe Sanberg born as Joseph N. Sanberg is an American entrepreneur and investor. Also is the founder of CalEITC4Me, a statewide outreach program in California that helps low-income families claim the state and federal earned income tax credits.
To add to that Sanberg is the co-founder of Aspiration, Inc., an online banking and investment firm that provides socially conscious products with a “Pay What Is Fair” business model.Joe Sanberg photo
Joe Sanberg Age.
Joe Sanberg was born on July 12, 1979, in southern California where he was also raised. He will be turning 40 years old as of July 2019. He attended high school at Anaheim’s Servite High School and earned his B.A., Magna Cum Laude in Government from Harvard University.
Joe Sanberg Career
Sanberg co-founded Aspiration, Inc., an online financial company. Aspiration enables customers to choose their own fee levels on checking and investment accounts and offers managed funds that are 100% fossil-fuel free.
Sanberg is a founding investor in Blue Apron, a home meal delivery service and IVY.com, a “social university”.
Sanberg holds positions at multiple public service organizations including serving on the Board of Governors at the Jefferson Awards Foundation, an organization that engages over a million youth in volunteer programs and public service annually.
Sanberg was called “the spark” for his leadership in 2015 toward California launching an Earned Income Tax Credit EITC. He founded a statewide outreach program called CalEITC4Me that is administered by Golden State Opportunity Foundation, which conducts research, analysis, public information and education programs with the aim of creating economic security for Californians. It helps working families claim the state and federal earned income tax credits (EITC) and helps families get free tax preparation services.
Joe Sanberg CalETC4Me
CalEITC4Me Founder Joe Sanberg released the following statement:
“1 of 5 Californians live in poverty and 1 of 2 Californians could not afford a $400 surprise expense; today the Governor has shown how essential it is to strengthen one of the best tools we have to fight poverty and make work pay better by expanding California Earned Income Tax Credit. We applaud his bold leadership to put even more money back in the pockets of even more Californians by including younger workers just beginning their careers as well as those over 64 who are still working hard.
With effective outreach, this expansion will mean that more low-income Californians can afford life’s basic needs such as healthcare, transportation, housing, and food. We look forward to working with the Legislature to invest in the outreach needed so that the Cal EITC can reach its full potential.”
Joe Sanberg 2020
It has been reported by Ozy and the San Francisco Chronicle that people were urging Sanberg to run for president in 2020 on an anti-poverty platform.
In 2018, Joe founded Working Hero PAC, a people-powered political organization to support elected leaders and candidates who champion policies that will help end poverty. Working Hero endorsed 17 candidates around the country, holding community events to with them to elevate the issue of poverty in Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Arkansas, California, and Missouri. In 2019, Joe also created Working Hero Action to expand his successful model of EITC outreach beyond California, and advocate for policies that will help all Americans afford their basic needs.
Joe Sanberg thinks there might be a long-shot presidential campaign for him if he can roll his unique attributes together: growing up poor, succeeding in business, making millions on Wall Street, embracing progressive values, and celebrating his Jewish heritage. He thinks the policies coming out of his party’s left are actually the best ways to spark growth.
“Imagine how many businesses or inventions haven’t been conceived in America because of people’s dependence on employer-provided health insurance,” he argued in a column for The Nation. “Medicare for All will give more people the freedom to take the risk of being an entrepreneur by removing the risk that they will lose their health insurance in the process.” Sanberg dares President Donald Trump to call him a socialist.
“I’ve got to make the case on behalf of our party that our progressive positions are moral, and also the smart thing for our economy,” Sanberg said, standing in central Iowa at an event with Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. He admitted later that he’s gotten serious about running for president again because of Trump’s clear preview of a 2020 campaign all about calling Democrats socialists. “Good luck to them if they want to call me a socialist because businesspeople aren’t socialists,