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A Bird's-Eye View of 2017

A Bird's-Eye View of 2017

2017 was a rough year, but communities continued to come together and build people-powered economies. We want to share the work we did this year at the Sustainable Economies Law Center, and give you a few reasons to stay radically hopeful! Below is our 2017 Annual Report highlighting the progress we've made toward a more democratic... Continue Reading

Launching the Nonprofit Democracy Network

Launching the Nonprofit Democracy Network

By Simon Mont, Organizational Design Fellow // How can nonprofits and movement workers committed to social transformation embody the change we want to see and become more effective, accountable, and equitable as we do it? In late September 2017, thirty-eight people from eighteen different organizations based in ten different states... Continue Reading

Worker Cooperative Policy Group Successfully Passes New Law

Worker Cooperative Policy Group Successfully Passes New Law

A team of worker cooperative members, stewarded by the Sustainable Economies Law Center, successfully amended California State's worker's compensation law in favor of worker cooperatives. The law, SB 189, includes a provision that allows cooperatives to claim exemption from workers' compensation requirements under certain conditions. SB 189 was signed by... Continue Reading

Stranger things...

Stranger things...

Three years ago we set out to make it possible for communities to own their energy. And boy did we run into some strange things along the way! Before introducing those peculiarities, first some background: If people could own their energy, they’d be more secure - both financially and infrastructurally.... Continue Reading

CA Farmer Equity Act Signed Into Law

CA Farmer Equity Act Signed Into Law

Sacramento, California – Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that would require California officials to focus on and address the challenges facing farmers of color in the state by making access to state and federal resources more equitable. This comes at a critical moment as the current generation of farmers... Continue Reading

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