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Alliances & Coalitions

New Economy Project works with community groups and coalitions to advocate for systemic change.

We lead several coalitions, including:

NYC Coalition to Stop Credit Checks in Employment
A coalition of community, labor, civil rights, student and immigrant groups fighting to end employment credit checks — a discriminatory practice that unfairly blocks workers from jobs and disproportionately harms people of color.

New Yorkers for Responsible Lending (NYRL)
A state-wide coalition of 168 member organizations that promotes access to fair and affordable financial services and the preservation of assets for all New Yorkers and their communities.

NYS Payroll Cards Working Group
A working group of labor, community and consumer groups that advocates for fair access to wages and has developed a model bill regulating employer’s use of payroll cards.

Multi-State Financial Justice Collaboration
An alliance of state-wide groups — California Reinvestment Coalition, New Economy Project, Reinvestment Partners, and Woodstock Institute — that collaborates on financial justice campaigns.

NYC Immigrant Financial Justice Network
A network of immigrant organizers and advocates conducting research, education and advocacy in NYC to promote immigrants’ economic rights and financial inclusion.

We are active members of:

NYC Municipal ID Campaign
A coalition that successfully campaigned for the largest municipal ID program in the country.  As a steering committee member, New Economy Project is working with community groups and policymakers to ensure that the NYC ID is widely accepted by financial institutions and becomes a tool for economic inclusion.

Wal-Mart Free NYC
A coalition dedicated to increasing economic opportunities, preserving local businesses, and bringing good jobs to communities across New York.  New Economy Project has developed campaign material addressing the harmful impact of Walmart’s financial services on communities.

SWEAT Campaign
A growing group of grassroots organizations, workers centers, legal service providers and advocates fighting to ensure that New York’s workers are able to recover the wages they are owed by employers.

Coalition for a Real Minimum Wage
A broad-based coalition of groups in NYS calling for a minimum wage increase and enforcement of labor laws.

Justice for Job Seekers
A coalition dedicated to ending employment agency fraud against immigrant and low wage workers.

Fair Chance Alliance
An alliance supporting legislation to prohibit employment discrimination based on an applicant’s criminal record.

Fed Up: The National Campaign for a Strong Economy
A coalition mobilizing around the Federal Reserve for a national economic policy that prioritizes full employment and rising wages.