It is time to be bold and reimagine the status quo. It is time to think beyond a single issue and instead come together around one big fight, recognizing how the many issues impacting our communities are deeply connected. Most importantly it is time to build power. Otherwise, we will continue to be stuck in someone else’s imagination.
ACTIONN and Faith Organizing Alliance (FOA) have come together together to do just this.
The New Normal is a framework and powerful tool designed to set us a clear power trajectory in our work for racial and economic justice. It isn’t meant to be a fixed platform with specific policies, but rather present the guiding principles for our shared organizing, civic engagement, and advocacy work moving forward.
The framework is based off of a simple idea. To build the New Normal we need to DIVEST from systems, policies, and decisions that are harming our communities. Instead we need to INVEST in the systems, policies, and decisions that allow for all of our communities to thrive.