Help us raise $10,000! This summer, we’re counting down 10 ways your support helps us fight for economic justice for all New Yorkers. Check out the countdown below, keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for more items, and please donate. Donate $250 or more, or become a monthly sustainer, and we’ll send you a limited-edition New Economy Project totebag!
#10 – Putting Community Land Trusts on the Map in NYC
As co-leaders of the New York City Community Land Initiative, we’re spearheading community land trust (CLT) coalition-building, policy advocacy, and community education. This fall, we’ll be co-launching a CLT Learning Exchange to support groups organizing for CLTs and permanently affordable housing in their neighborhoods.
#9 – Producing Podcasts and Other Media to Amplify the Movement
Corporate media getting you down? Check out New Economy Project’s podcast, Let’s Be Real, to hear from the people and organizations at the forefront of the movement for economic and racial justice in NYC. Subscribe today, and please donate during our August #10for10 countdown to keep this work going strong.
#8 – Keeping Payday Lending Out of New York
Keeping dangerous payday lending out of New York is number 8 on our countdown of reasons to support New Economy Project’s work in August.
#7 – Cutting-Edge Research and Community Mapping
Our neighborhood mapping & research supports economic justice organizing in NYC. Help us continue this work by donating during our August #10for10 countdown.
#6 – Making Sure New Yorkers Know their Rights
We are working to transform our economy. …in the meantime, New Yorkers are getting mauled by our exploitative financial system. That’s why we lead community know-your-rights workshops all over NYC, geared to immigrants, people of color, women, and older adults. Please help us continue this work by donating to New Economy Project during our August #10for10 countdown.
#5 – Supporting Worker Co-ops and Other Economic Justice Organizing
Imagine workers having power over their own livelihoods, workplaces, and futures. Here at New Economy Project, we support worker co-ops through hands-on training and community loan fund investments. Help us advance workplace democracy and meet our $10,000 fundraising goal for August.
#4 – Hard-Hitting Policy Advocacy
For more than two decades, New Economy Project has always spoken truth to power. In all we do, we bring our deep expertise, rigor, and unyielding commitment to economic and racial justice. Help us meet our $10,000 goal this month and continue this important work.
#3 – Promoting Immigrant Financial Justice
Since 2004, we have exposed banks’ systemic discrimination against NYC immigrants, won policies that expanded fair banking access and returned millions of dollars to undocumented New Yorkers. We have helped hundreds of young New Yorkers secure DACA relief through our DREAMer loan fund, and this year trained a cohort of immigrant women to become peer educators and community financial health promotoras. As immigrant communities come under hateful attack, help us continue this important work by donating during our #10for10 countdown.
#2 – Groundbreaking Impact Litigation
New Economy Project sues Wall Street corporations – and wins. We represent New Yorkers who are fighting systemic exploitation and discrimination by big banks, predatory lenders, and debt collectors. Through our successful litigation, we have secured tens of millions of dollars in relief for New Yorkers and brought about significant policy change. Help us continue this work by donating today, during our #10for10 Summer Countdown.
#1 – Fighting for a People’s Bank
New Economy Project is building a grassroots movement to create a public bank for NYC. It’s time to take our public money out of Wall Street banks that harm communities and destroy the planet. Help us make it happen by contributing toward our summer fundraising goal of $10,000.