Sign the Call for a New Social Contract
With our democracy in peril, our institutions and climate in crisis, and our economy producing brutal working and living conditions, we the undersigned call for a national dialogue about creating a new social contract for our country. We make this call because we owe a collective debt to future generations to boldly address our deep challenges regarding racial, economic, gender and climate justice. These challenges are inextricably intertwined and present a grave menace to our future well-being and even survival.
Any new social contract must be grounded in new visions of democracy, equity and human rights that allow us to reclaim our rightful power to take care of our ourselves, our earth and each other. It must also end corporate exploitation that produces nothing but wealth for the few and misery for most others in equal measure. It must dismantle structural racism, sexism and ableism, all key drivers of inequity in our country. And we must put an end to the level of militarization and endless war that places our troops and others at risk and drains our public resources. We have an opportunity to rebuild our institutions, revision our democracy, and rebuild our communities and natural environment. We must step up to this historic challenge without delay.
Solutions to our crisis have emerged out of neighborhoods across the countries where people have come together to demand change and created a wave of social movements for justice that promise to bring our people together through collective ideals that can vanquish the hate and bitterness sickening our democracy. These solutions should form the foundation for a new social contract.
We should begin with supporting the call for a Green New Deal and Medicare for All as first steps, and urge that we develop a series of new deals to the American people that add up to a new social contract that offers a genuine alternative that:
We have the imagination, the energy, and the commitment to create a just and equitable America. Join us in this critical dialogue for a new social contract and demand that our political leaders engage in this conversation towards rebuilding our country and our future.
Senator Nina Turner on behalf of Our Revolution
Maurice Mitchell on behalf of the Working Families Party
Jennifer Epps-Addison on behalf of the Center for Popular Democracy
Jennifer Flynn Walker Director of Moblization and Advocacy at the Center for Popular Democracy in her individual capacity
George Goehl and Lizeth Chacon on behalf of People's Action
James Haslam on behalf of Rights and Democracy
Linda Sarsour, Co-Chair of the Womens' March in her individual capacity
Glenn Harris on behalf of Race Forward
Farah Tanis on behalf of Black Women's Blueprint
Iimay Ho on behalf of Resource Generation
Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein on behalf of The Leap
Cathy Albisa on behalf of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative
Vince Warren on behalf of the Center for Constitutional Rights
Marc Philpart, on behalf of Policy Link
Professor Darrick Hamilton, Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute in his individual capacity
Maya Wiley, Senior Vice Present for Social Justice at the New School and MSNBC Legal Analyst in her individual capacity.
Mike Lux on behalf of American Family Voices
Rosalee Gonzalez on behalf of the US Human Rights Network
Regan Pritzker, Teacher and Trustee of the Libra Foundation in her individual capacity
Professor Susan Blaustein, Executive Director of WomenStrong International at Columbia University in her individual capacity
Andrea Armeni on behalf of Transform Finance
Karen Rannuci, Emmy award winning investigative journalist in her individual capacity
Katherine Franke, Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Columbia University in her individual capacity
Yifat Susskind on behalf of MADRE
Liz Kaufman on behalf of the TRACE Collective (Transracial Adoptees Creating Empowerment)
Paula Brantner on behalf of Workplace Fairness
Aleta Alston Toure on behalf of the Parable of the Sower Intentional Community Cooperative
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