Building Community Power & Well-Being
Neighborhood Networks is guided by a set of principles which form the basis for the issues we take on and the candidates we endorse.
- Democratic and Community Control Over Our Country and Economy
We must start by taking money out of politics so that public policies reflect the will of the people. We need publicly financed elections that are open, accessible and fair to all. Locally controlled entities like cooperatives, land trusts, and public banks must be supported while Wall Street and private banks must be regulated so that our city serves not just the 1% but all the people of Philadelphia.
- Living Wage Jobs And Benefits For Workers
Americans have a right to fair minimum and living wages, to organize and collectively bargain, to enjoy equal opportunity, and to earn equal pay for equal work. We need job creation that lifts our chronically unemployed and marginalized residents out of poverty.
- Safe, Clean And Healthy Communities Where People Can Afford To Live
Our communities need affordable housing that has protections for homeowners and renters, efficient city services, and quality health care for all that is cost-effective.
- Climate Justice & Clean Energy for a Just and Sustainable Future
We must reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and invest in cleaner, more innovative ways to produce and consume energy, like wind, solar and geothermal. Green energy jobs and more public and alternative transportation are needed in our city.