Creating A Vision For Putting People and the Planet First
New Social Contract 2020
From the Center for Popular Democracy, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, Rights & Democracy Institute, Working Families Party, and organizations around the U.S.
This is an unprecedented historical moment. More than ever, people in the U.S. are hungry for transformative ideas that bring about lasting, comprehensive change. What would our values look like in practice if our whole society was built around them?
Our communities and movements have the solutions to even our deepest challenges. It is out of these solutions that we must build our future.
The New Social Contract Tour is bringing together national and local leaders to show how community and social-movement solutions will build what’s next. Be part of a defining conversation on what a new social contract holds for our future.
Linda Sarsour (Women’s March)
Linda Sarsour is an award winning racial justice and civil rights activist, community organizer, and every Islamophobe's worst nightmare. She is former Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York and the co-founder of the first Muslim online organizing platform, MPower Change. She is a member of the Justice League NYC, a leading force of activists, artists, youth and formerly incarcerated individuals committed to criminal justice reform through direct action and policy advocacy. Linda was one of the national co-chairs of the largest single day protest in US history, the Women’s March on Washington. She has been named amongst 500 of the most influential Muslims in the world. She has won numerous awards including Champion of Change from the Obama Administration. She was recognized as one of Fortune’s 50 Greatest Leaders and featured as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2017.
Maurice Mitchell (Working Families Party)
Maurice Mitchell is a nationally-recognized social movement strategist, a visionary leader in the Movement for Black Lives, and a community organizer for racial, social, and economic justice. Maurice worked as a longtime community and political organizer in New York organizing diverse communities. After Mike Brown was murdered by police in Missouri, Maurice relocated to Ferguson to support organizations on the ground responding to the police violence. Seeing the need for an anchor organization to provide strategic support and guidance to Movement for Black Lives activists in Ferguson and beyond, Maurice co-founded and managed Blackbird. Maurice is currently National Director of the Working Families Party, building the organization to be America’s authentic, multi-racial populist party.
Jennifer Epps-Addision (Center for Popular Democracy)
Jennifer Epps-Addison serves as the President and Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action's network of 49 partner organizations in 33 states. Jennifer boasts over 15 years of community organizing experience, advancing systems-change campaigns for economic and racial justice. Epps-Addison, a leader who has deep experience building power in communities from the ground up, joined the Center for Popular Democracy at a time when local community voices matter more than ever in creating a nation-wide movement to fight for dignity and opportunity for all people. She brings a commitment to supporting and growing black-led organizations, strengthening investments in power-building efforts in communities of color, and deepening organizing strategies that build power with the white working class by addressing racism head-on and building authentic alliances based on shared interests and shared values.