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|Mission||Our mission is to create democratically governed community projects and worker-owned businesses where workers, their families and their communities can all live and thrive with dignity.|
The Foundation for Economic Democracy wishes to work towards a society that promotes the expansion of an economy that is rooted in the dignity and well-being of working people, especially historically marginalized ones, while also improving their quality of life through cooperative economic gain.
Theory of Change
Our goal is to create and expand as many well paying, green jobs with dignity for working people, especially historically marginalized ones, as well as advance programs that empower communities to develop their skills and organizing potential to create cooperative democratic ownership of their jobs and their communities. By increasing cooperative ownership we seek to change from an economy focused on profit for single owners towards a more sustainable model where workers share in the value generated by their labor, thereby keeping more money and resources in the hands of workers. We also seek to improve the culture of workplaces by developing democratic workplaces and projects where those who work and participate are able to make decisions and feel valued and dignified in investing their time at work and on these projects.
The Foundation for Economic Democracy seeks to provide resources and expertise in helping people navigate the development of a Democratic Economy as well as developing businesses and community programs aimed at empowering the working people of Los Angeles. In envisioning more just and democratic economies and communities we aim to advance the following core values:
Dignity for workers and communities. Everyone deserves to live and work with dignity.
Democracy and collaboration in all forms of decision making so that people feel valued.
Work. We value the labor that people put into their craft. Workers should reap the rewards from their labor collectively.
Empower community members to create and participate in democratic enterprises and democratic community based programs
Organize and develop leaders to meet the challenges of developing