Rising Voices for a New Economy: An Organizing Summit for the 21st Century
From April 27-28th in Washington, D.C., two of the nation’s leading grassroots organizations, the National Domestic Workers Alliance and National People's Action, gathered over 1000 of their members from around the country to lay out their vision to build a new economy from the ground up.
In the last few years, the National People’s Action and the National Domestic Workers Alliance have helped achieve some of the most significant gains for poor and working-poor Americans of this generation. From gaining inclusion in minimum wage and overtime protections for nearly 2 million care workers, to forcing bank regulators to outlaw big bank pay day lending and protecting hundreds of millions of working families’ assets each year, our organizations have won real change in the lives of real people. But this is just the beginning of what’s needed to end economic inequality and build a new, more equitable and democratic economy for the 21st century.
At our joint conference, we:
- United worker leaders and community activists from around the country
- Outlined our bold vision of an economy that works for all people
- Took collective action to begin making our vision a reality
We believe that it will take a movement to build the economy and democracy we need in this country. Movements begin with real people, real stories, real strategy and real action.