New Economy Project leads efforts in New York City to fight banks and other corporations that harm communities and perpetuate inequality and poverty.
New Economy Project takes on economic justice campaigns that have clear potential to effect broad and lasting change, and that respond to the lived experiences of low income New Yorkers. Through our campaigns, we expose systemic inequality; win meaningful policy change; and bring redress to people and communities.
New Economy Project challenges Wall Street corporations by engaging in strategic shareholder activism, policy advocacy and coalition-building, supported by our incisive research. We bring impact litigation and effectively press regulators to hold companies accountable. And we join forces with grassroots and base-building groups to ensure that people harmed by corporations speak out and help shape solutions.
We currently lead campaigns to:
Stop Credit Checks in Employment
New Economy Project leads a broad coalition of community, labor, and civil rights groups that recently celebrated NYC’s passage of the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act. The new law is the strongest of its kind in the country, and eliminates an unjust barrier to jobs.
Eliminate Predatory Debt Collection
New Economy Project is a national leader in the fight against predatory debt collection, winning major policy changes that address the growing debt buyer industry and big banks that fuel it.
Keep Payday Lending Out of NY
With allies, New Economy Project has successfully kept destructive payday lending out of New York, by preserving NYS’s strong usury laws and pressing for regulatory crackdowns on illegal internet and bank payday lending. We have also led local groups in calling for strong federal action to end payday lending.
New Economy Project is also active in several economic justice coalitions.