Renew New England is
Renew New England is a new and growing coalition of leading grassroots organizers, labor unions, racial justice organizations, frontline communities, and environmental advocates. We are dedicated to building collective grassroots power and electing governing majorities in all six New England states in 2020, in order to implement an ambitious, unified Jobs Guarantee for each of our states and for the region as a whole.
These will be well-paid jobs with strong union protections, collective bargaining rights, and excellent benefits. People employed in these jobs will build tens of thousands of affordable housing units, community health centers (where people can receive free, high-quality medical care with or without health insurance), solar and wind farms, and a convenient, efficient, interstate mass transit system.
In order to implement this transformative vision to reimagine New England from the ground up, we are working with over one hundred candidates across the region, who will champion our Jobs Guarantee policy platform. The Renew candidates include teachers, waitresses, nurses, immigrants, and college students. They are supported by a coalition of grassroots organizations in all six states, including racial justice activists, labor unions, and environmental advocates.
Together, we are building a massive, regionwide movement that will win the power we need to rebuild New England in an equitable and ecologically sustainable way. The Renew candidates all promise to refuse campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry and are building a grassroots movement of volunteers to help them campaign, phone bank, and canvass.
We’re building a New England for the people. Join our movement.
We need bold leaders who will fight for the people of New England, not corporate lobbyists or the super rich. We’re working with over one hundred candidates across the region, all of whom have all committed to support the Renew Policy Framework when elected and to refuse donations from the fossil fuel industry.
Renew New England is a grassroots-powered movement – we need you to get involved near you!
Endorsements of Our Policy Framework
New England has historically been a leader in the fight for progressive change from the first days of our country. And I’m so glad to see organizations in all New England states coming together in the fight for justice – in the fight for environmental justice and combating climate change, in the fight for racial justice, in the fight for social justice, in the fight for economic justice.– Senator Bernie Sanders
Our present and our future will be defined by the success of our intersectional organizing work. As our communities grapple with crises within crises, it is clear that we cannot simply return to ‘normal,’ because ‘normal’ left too many people behind. Renew New England brings together organizations with a long track record of working in partnership with community to fight for equity and justice; I’m glad to be a part of continuing to grow this movement, and centering the voices of those most impacted to usher in a real power shift.– Representative Ayanna Pressley
Renew New England is a beacon, inviting us to build the future we all need, together. It is a meeting place of visionary social movements and exciting electoral figures – both new and longstanding. And it is committed to regional solutions that will actually solve the many crises we face, weaving together economic, climate, and racial justice. Renew New England is precisely the coalition this historic moment requires.– Naomi Klein
As a former health commissioner, I understand all too clearly how racial injustice, economic injustice, climate change, and public health intertwine. And if we are going to take on these interlocking challenges, it’s going to take a regional, if not national approach. I applaud and support this critical work.– Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, author of Healing Politics and host of America Dissected
Our systems are broken: this time of global pandemic and mass unrest over race in the USA shows just how badly bold new beginnings are needed. The Renew New England Alliance is remarkable because it attempts to pull together bold ideas to build a more equitable and sustainable region and country, and the people who could actually do it. This is a pioneering, and much needed, effort.– Timmons Roberts, Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at Brown University
Economic recovery is usually about three things: jobs, jobs, and jobs. This excellent policy framework takes the necessary next step of guaranteeing good jobs for everyone. The Renew New England Alliance has offered a bold and inspiring vision to help us create a fair and resilient economy that works for all of us, not just the wealthy few.– Jon Erickson, Professor of Ecological Economics, University of Vermont
Amidst a global pandemic, mass unemployment, persistent racial injustice, and steadily rising temperatures, half measures won’t do. Renew New England’s platform for a regional Green New Deal has both the bold vision we need to tackle the overlapping crises of climate, care, economy, and racial injustice, and the concrete steps it will take to achieve it. This is a climate program I’m ready to fight for!– Alyssa Battistoni, co-author of A Planet to Win
Renew New England is meeting the urgency of this moment and its intertwined crises head-on. Plans like this one – and the incredible coalition working to make it happen – are what will make the Green New Deal we need a reality.– Kate Aronoff, co-author of A Planet to Win