Phoenix is a Los Angeles-based advocate for a socially responsible public banking system. He is a founding member of Revolution LA, Policy Writer for Divest LA and Co-Founder of Public Bank LA, a grassroots movement aimed at developing one of the nation's first municipal public bank in the City of Los Angeles. He co-organized the Divest LA movement which successfully lobbied LA City Hall to withdraw its contracts from Wells Fargo as a result of their unethical business practices.