ECONOMIC JUSTICE PROJECT
Booker T. Washington said:
“Economic independence is the foundation of political independence."
In order for any community to truly have influence politically, or otherwise, they must be economically independent. If truly independent, today's marginalized communities won't have to beg a school district not to close schools in their neighborhoods, their economic strength will speak before they have to. When you look around the nation at which schools are closing, having programs shut down, and lack true resources, one common factor is economics.
When it comes to government contracts, African-Americans lack greatly when it comes to opportunities to do business with cities, school districts, counties, the state, and the federal government.
Through our Economic Justice Project, we'll push for more access politically and simultaneously prepare members of our communities to plant, grow, and own businesses. From workshops for current business owners breaking down the complexities of the procurement process, to resume workshops for those wanting to join the workforce.
OUR CAMPAIGN HAS THREE MAIN ISSUE AREAS:
- Increase the pool of Black and Brown businesses in Houston.
- Moving policies/formal agreements that increase opportunity at the city, county, school district, state and federal level.
- Uncover instances of unfair practices.
Economic JUSTICE PROJECT TEAM
Terrance Edmond, Director
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