In recent weeks CURE has officially joined an exciting network of organizations across the country called the New Economy Coalition (NEC).
NEC members are imagining and building a future where people, communities, and ecosystems thrive. For a fundamentally new economy to take root, NEC members are working side by side to create deep change in our economy and politics by placing power in the hands of the people and uprooting legacies of harm.
CURE began conversations with NEC in January at a conference in Washington DC and multiple avenues of alignment quickly emerged through CURE’s Energy Democracy work. To put it shortly we both see a future where democracy extends into our workplaces economy wide to build a system that works for the many. Not the few.
It’s clear to almost anyone who lives in rural, Minnesota that we need a new economy more than ever before. In the face of climate change, water pollution, and mass economic inequality we, as rural community members, as Minnesotans, as Americans, and as global citizens, need to radically reimagine what our future looks like.
CURE will be attending the New Economy Coalition’s Annual Meeting CommonBound in St. Louis in June.