We support the rights of DREAMers – and all immigrants – to live with dignity and justice. In the face of this attack, we are immediately expanding our NYC DREAMer Loan Fund. Over the next month, we will make 0% interest loans, and a limited number of grants, to cover DACA renewal fees for eligible NYC residents – who must apply to USCIS by October 5, 2017.

Our organizations commend New York State Governor Cuomo and the NYS Department of Labor for adopting critical new payroll card regulations that protect workers’ hard-earned wages. An estimated 13,000 businesses in New York State pay approximately 200,000 workers through payroll cards. New York’s wage laws have not kept up with the proliferation of the cards, and studies have shown that low-wage workers often end up paying high and hidden fees to access their own wages, among other problems.

Today’s The Washington Post features an Op-Ed by New Economy Project’s co-director Deyanira Del Rio and campaigns coordinator Andy Morrison: “Here’s What Happens When Payday Loans are Banned.” New York is one of 14 states that, along with D.C., maintain strong usury (interest rate) caps that effectively ban payday lending. It’s a swath of the […]

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New Economy Project was proud to be part of the Next System Project’s 2016 NYC Convening, bringing together hundreds of people and organizations to share ideas, strategies and ongoing work to build an economy and world that work for all.

It’s been an eventful fall at New Economy Project! Check out a few highlights: New Economy Project and co-counsel settled a groundbreaking class action lawsuit, filed on behalf of low-income New Yorkers alleging fraud by a major debt collection network. The settlement is expected to benefit more than 353,000 New Yorkers, providing monetary relief and […]

Posted by Deyanira Del Rio — New York just became a more equitable city. Today, Local Law 37 goes into effect, making it illegal for employers to discriminate against job applicants and employees on the basis of credit history. New York City’s credit check ban is the strongest in the country, covering virtually all employers and job positions. New Economy Project, which led the coalition that won a three-year legislative campaign, applauds the City for enacting this landmark labor and civil rights law.

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