New Economy Project’s campaigns challenge systemic discrimination and build the institutions, policies and public support needed for a new and just economy.
Our campaigns promote cooperative and community-led development, to democratize and build economic power, and challenge corporations that harm communities and perpetuate inequality, segregation and poverty. We believe this dual strategy is necessary to achieve lasting, transformational change.
New Economy Project wages campaigns in coalition with community, labor, civil rights and social justice groups throughout NYC. Our core campaigns are:
Public Bank NYC, a municipal public bank campaign rooted in economic and racial justice. Through public banking, NYC can divest from Wall Street banks, reinvest public deposits to support equitable and cooperative development, and promote transparency and accountability in municipal finance.
Advancing Community Land Trusts, through co-leadership of the NYC Community Land Initiative (NYCCLI) and one-on-one work with community groups seeking to organize community land trusts. With NYCCLI, we are building a broad movement for permanently-affordable housing and community control over land.
Advancing NYS Community Equity Agenda, calling for transformation of our fundamentally unjust social, political and economic systems. The Equity Agenda puts racial and economic justice front and center and addresses long-standing inequities that play out at neighborhood and regional levels. It requires decision-making led by people and communities typically left out of, and harmed by, status quo economic development. It sets forth an affirmative, solutions-oriented platform to transform how New York approaches economic development policy, by putting people before profit and communities before corporations.
Making NYC a Hub for Cooperative Economics, through coalition-building and policy change that supports and brings together community land trusts; worker, housing, financial and food co-ops; and other models of cooperative, community-led development.