UNE: United for a New Economy

Contact Information

7760 W. 38th Ave, Suite 200
Wheat Ridge
CO
80033
303-936-0503

United for a New Economy (UNE Colorado) is a grassroots organization of everyday people working together to advance our values of respect, equity, human rights, people power and democracy as we advocate for local, state and national laws and policies that builds a new economy that works for everyone. Organizing families, youth, workers, seniors, unions, immigrants, communities of color, refugees and faith leaders, UNE Colorado will build power in their communities in a way that not only delivers important wins but transforms the entire future.

All of us at UNE Colorado are energized by our new direction and renewed commitment to building a member-led. If you share our vision, please join us and become a member to build the people power we need to build a new economy.

Vision

United for a New Economy (UNE) works towards its vision by building community power through organizing; community activism and innovative policy solutions.

Mission

United for a New Economy (UNE) envisions vibrant, strong communities where ALL community members have a voice in the decisions that impact them, access to economic security; which includes affordable housing and good jobs and the ability to live free of racism and fear.

Values

Respect: We see a world where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. This means that no inequality, racism, patriarchy and any form of oppression. Everyone deserves to live without fear or violence.

Equity: No one deserves to be left behind. We see our neighbors sharing their stories and holding big corporations, elected officials and decision makers accountable. We see a world where the system is balanced by meeting people where they are without judgement and dictation of rights and resources.

Democracy & Human Rights: Our country is built on the principle that everyone has a right to stand up and fight. All of us should have thriving neighborhoods with affordable housing, good job, and a voice in building an economy that works for everyone.

Collaboration: We believe that alone we cannot achieve our bold vision. It requires collaboration and partnership at all levels. We build and strengthen transformative strategic partnership and impactful solidarity for the long term.

People Power: We see our neighbors who have everything to lose and still take the streets to rally for unity and dignity, because we see that our destinies are intertwined. In a time when so many families struggle just to make ends meet and face open racial discrimination, the movement needs to focus more on organizing and developing leaders to build grassroots people power we need to build a new economy that works for everyone.

News Articles

Allison Halprin Lovejoy | March 1, 2010

While the recession in Colorado seems to be on the mend, the state still faces job loss: Colorado's job shortfall was estimated by the Economic Policy Institute to be 195,191 jobs in November 2009. As promoting the creation of good jobs has long been central to FRESC's mission, the current recession and recovery efforts provide unique challenges and opportunities for our work.

FRESC | December 18, 2009

by Robin Kneich, FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities

FRESC | November 18, 2008

Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) has approved its first policy statement in support of affordable housing as part of its Strategic Plan for Transit Oriented Development (TOD).

FRESC | May 18, 2008

April 14th marked the latest Campaign for Responsible Development (CRD) action that included a rally and march around City Hall and the delivery of more than 1,800 postcards calling on the Mayor of Denver to ensure that community benefits are a part of the redevelopment of Union Station, the city’s regional light rail and transit hub.  More than 130 supporters participated in the action.  The passionate words of grassroots leaders were captured in 

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