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Social Justice Organizations and Resources: Economic Reform/Low Income

This Research Guide provides links databases, organizations, and resources under the rubric "Social Justice".


These organizations seek reform of the economic system and redress the problems caused by low income.

Economic Reform and Low Income Advocacy Organizations and Resources

The Cooperative Economic Alliance of New York City (CEANYC)

"The Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City (CEANYC) strengthens and expands community-led, democratically-controlled initiatives — from worker, financial and consumer co-ops to community land trusts and gardens, mutual housing, and low-income housing co-ops. Our goal is to build an economy based on values of social and racial justice, ecological sustainability, cooperation, mutualism, and democracy.”


Her Justice

“Her Justice stands with women living in poverty in New York City by recruiting and mentoring volunteer lawyers to provide free legal help to address individual and systemic legal barriers."


The Legal Defense Fund Cases and Papers

Resource Page for Cases and Papers from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund


NAACP - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

"The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons."


National Lawyer’s Guild

“Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, LGBTQ people, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends”


New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ)

NOWCRJ is “dedicated to building power at the intersection of race and the economy.”  It is an umbrella organization.  It’s sub-groups include Congress of Day Laborers / Congres O De Jornaleros (Economy and Immigration, Stand With Dignity (Economy and Race), Seafood Workers Alliance / Alianza de Trabajadores de Marisco y Pescado (Economic), and the The NOWCRJ’s Legal and Policy Department.


New York City Environmental Justice Alliance

"New York City Environmental Justice Alliance is a non-profit, 501(c)3 citywide membership network linking grassroots organizations from low-income neighborhoods and communities of color in their struggle for environmental justice.”


PROP - Police Reform Organizing Project

"Through research and analysis, public education, policy advocacy, and coalition building PROP works to expose and end abusive police tactics that routinely and disproportionately do harm to our city’s low-income communities, people of color and the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual) community.”


Southern Poverty Law Center

"The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality."


Urban Justice

The Urban Justice League is a New York City based umbrella organization with numerous projects addressing social justice.  Their economic reform projects include College Athlete Advocacy Initiative, Human Rights Project, Safety Net Project, and Street Vendor Project.