Join us for our 5th national gathering in the birthplace of the Community Benefits movement and home to leading edge efforts to rebuild our economy. Meet with local leaders, policy makers and strategic campaigners from across the country who are leading from the grassroots up – driving a good jobs, clean environment, strong communities agenda from a powerful organizing base in our nation’s largest cities.
On Sunday April 21 Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild (POWER) assembled concerned citizens in a citywide meeting to address ways to improve the city. They laid out plans for winning real progress in three areas – good jobs at the Philadelphia airport, improved education, and immigration reform.
Since 2005, Georgia STAND-UP has been a tireless advocate for community benefit agreements in the Atlanta region. Thanks to that persistence, one of the most closely watched public finance deals in Georgia history will produce both a new Falcons football stadium to replace the Georgia Dome, and a precedent-setting requirement that no public money be released until a community benefits agreement is in place.
Co-founder and current national policy director of Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) appeared in a featured segment on nationally syndicated show Moyers and Company on May 10.
Transforming the way local governments manage trash promises to improve conditions in many cities by turning bad jobs into good jobs, creating new employment, decreasing pollution, and lowering costs. Cities can move toward zero waste and capture a range of worker, community, and environmental benefits by introducing new systems for managing trash.
Another round of national jobs numbers came out last Friday from the Labor Department, received with a mixture of relief— “Whew, at least there’s some growth”—and concern that it’s just not enough.
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Building a New Economy for All
- Building a powerful network of urban affiliates
- Forming strong alliances with organizations and advocates
- Winning campaigns to bring good, safe jobs to low income communities & communities of color
Resulting in green cities, and healthier living for working families