In this week’s New Economy Roundup, we’re talking about building democracy beyond elections, how tenants are evicting their landlords, the youth building agroecology movements in Latin America, and it's #RadicalRealEstate week!
In this week’s New Economy Roundup, we’re talking about policy tools to advance Indigenous sovereignty and land return, how to set up a mutual aid fund, new research about Latinx Co-ops, an upcoming event with the Rising Majority to put capitalism and white supremacy on trial, and more.
This organization and our movement would not exist as it is today without Elandria Williams. As this network and the solidarity economy movement in the United States has evolved, Elandria has accompanied us every step of the way with crystal clear vision, deep faith, and unrelenting passion.
In celebration of Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, this week we’re talking about the history of solidarity economics in Asian immigrant communities, COVID collective care practices, and feminist resources for Black and Asian-American solidarity. Plus, a big win for the cooperative housing movement, demands to support Black farmers and food sovereignty, and stories from the Just Transition.
This week we’re talking about putting #HealthOverProfit in the South, how community finance is bridging the racial lending gap, and an upcoming teach-in about putting just transition principles into action in the age of COVID-19.
This week we’re talking about the devastating health inequities of the COVID-19 pandemic, new legislation to provide rent relief now and build community-controlled housing in the future, and NEC’s campaign to #ShareYourCheck to support frontline solidarity economy organizers.
This week we’re talking about the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on Black and Native communities, moves to #CancelRent, and internationalist responses to COVID-19. Plus — in case you missed it, check out our COVID-19 solidarity statement and learn why we responded to this crisis by shortening our workweek to 32 hours.
Last month, NEC’s Co-Directors met to discuss how to address the coronavirus pandemic. We are a national network with a bold vision. Before the COVID-19 crisis, our staff and members worked day in and day out to transform our economy to one that puts people and the planet before profit. Now, amidst a global pandemic and economic turmoil, we know that our work, and the work of our members, is needed more than ever.
This week we’re talking about confronting the coronavirus crisis with mutual aid and collective care, the People’s Bailout and demands for a Just COVID-19 Recovery, and where to report coronavirus-related racism and hate.
Like many of you, we are reeling. In these uncertain times, our first priority has been to make sure our team is safe and cared for. We are adjusting internal policies and reassessing plans for the next few months. As we settle into this new reality and those plans become clearer, we look forward to sharing them with you.
Heartbreakingly, families losing their jobs to #COVID19 are also losing their power & water. That's unacceptable. 575+ groups (including NEC and members like the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, Democracy Collaborative, Beneficial State Foundation, Sustainable Economies Law Center and more) are demanding that governors: