Linda Sarsour is a political activist, organizer and co-chaired the 2017 Women’s March & the 2019 Women’s March.
Jennifer Epps-Addison serves as the President and Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy.
Cathy Albisa co-founded and is Executive Director of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative.
Maurice Mitchell is the National Director of the Working Families Party.
How Can We Begin Creating a New Social Contract?
Public Spending & Revenue
Creating public universal systems for goods and services to meet the fundamental needs of all people in the U.S. These systems should ensure access to healthcare, childcare, basic income, equitably funded education, among other needs and rights. We must also transform our system for raising revenue to democratize wealth, and tax economic speculation, environmental degradation, health hazards and other clear harms to our neighborhoods, cities, and states.
How We Labor
Changing the nature of work in America today by guaranteeing decent work through a federal jobs guarantee, supporting more choices in how we work such as worker cooperatives, and giving workers power to greater determine their conditions of work and how their basic rights are protected through worker-driven models for enforcement of rights in the workplace.
Where Our Money is Invested
Refocusing how money flows in our economy away from speculation and towards investing equitably our neighborhoods, towns and cities through public banking, postal banking, and community-controlled investment funds.
Ending the cancer of criminalization in our streets, schools, and social systems, and transforming those systems through restorative justice models so all people can participate in our democracy as full citizens, all while deepening local democracy through expanded voting, participatory budgeting, community control of local resources such as land and housing, and community governance in local institutions such as schools and healthcare facilities.
Land, Energy, & Housing
Revisioning our relationship to land and housing through growing alternative ownership models organized around shared equity such as community land trusts for permanently affordable housing, local green energy cooperatives, and municipal controlled green energy.
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Why Do We Need a New Social Contract?
“We are talking about this conversation and the importance of this launch at a moment in time that is also a paradigmatic shift. The election of 2016 is a symptom of this paradigmatic shift.”
Henry Cohen Professor of Public Policy at The New School University
“There is no question our social contract is unraveling. The only question is what kind of new social contract our country will embrace.”
Executive Director, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative
”To be able to be resilient, to fight for your dignity but to also be able to maintain your humanity. That was some serious power there. And that is what we see in this struggle using a human rights framework.”
Author of White Rage and Chair of the African American Studies Department at Emory University