Pathways to a People’s Economy

New Economy Coalition,

Year: 2020

Pathways to a People’s Economy was developed by a team of New Economy Coalition member organizations to amplify the new economy policy wins happening on the ground and provide real examples of how to shift our economic conditions from the bottom up. It provides tools for communities and organizations to make concrete policy demands to advance a new economy – an economy for, by, and with the people.

This work is the culmination of two years of research and collaboration with multiple networks, policy experts, community organizers, and stakeholders. The Toolkit contains 20 high-level policy demands, 70 detailed policy asks, and multiple organizing resources focused on four key new economy areas: worker ownership, community-controlled housing, financial justice, and climate justice. It is not meant to represent everything we need; but this is a first slice of policies that we’re offering to build a better world.

Many of the policies in Pathways to a People’s Economy have already been implemented and can exist within our current system while pushing its boundaries. Other policies – though not yet in practice on the ground – have the potential to radically transform our current system and move us closer to the world we need. 

Our network was and continues to be inspired by the Movement for Black Lives’ A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom & Justice and Climate Justice Alliance’s Just Transition Principles.

In Pathways to a People’s Economy you will find policies centered on:

  • Justice and Equity
  • Sustainability
  • Democratic Participation
  • Expanding Community Ownership and The Commons
  • Solidarity and Mutual Aid

Explore the toolkit