Who We Are

Who We Are

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The NYS Community Equity Agenda calls for policies and actions that transform our fundamentally unjust social, political and economic systems. It puts racial and economic justice front and center and addresses long-standing inequities that play out at neighborhood and regional levels. It requires decision-making led by people and communities typically left out of, and harmed by, status quo economic development.

Tackling our most existential crises – from climate devastation to persistent wealth inequality – requires transformational change. In the face of federal attacks on low-income people, immigrants, women, and people of color, the need for bold, local action has never been greater.

The Agenda is driven by a broad-based coalition of community, labor, civil rights, and legal services groups, cooperative organizations, and community development financial institutions. It sets forth an affirmative, solutions-oriented platform to transform how New York approaches economic development policy, by putting people before profit and communities before corporations.

Coalition Members:


Action For A Better Community
Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA)*
Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association*
Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union
Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A
CAMBA Legal Services
Center for Family Life
Chhaya CDC
City Roots Community Land Trust*
Center for NYC Neighborhoods
Citizen Action of NY*
Consumer Reports Advocacy
Cooperation Buffalo
Cooperative Federal Credit Union
Empire Justice Center
Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island*
Fruit Belt Community Land Trust
Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union*
Green Worker Cooperatives
Latino Justice PRLDEF
The Legal Aid Society
Legal Services Staff Association, LSSA 2320, UAW/NOLSW 2320
Long Island Housing Services
Long Island Progressive Coalition
Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union
Mobilization for Justice
New Economy Project
New Yorkers for Responsible Lending
Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson
NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives
OWN Rochester
PathStone Enterprise Center
Pan-African Community Development Initiative
Take Root Justice
The Black Institute
US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
Western New York Law Center*
Westminster Economic Development Initiative*
WESPAC Foundation

* Denotes membership in steering committee

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