On June 30, 2020, we launched Renew New England’s policy framework. Tune in to our virtual kickoff rally with Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep Ro Khanna, Rev Mariama White-Hammond & Varshini Prakash!
Renew New England Launch
with Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, and Movement Leaders
All New Englanders – no matter our backgrounds – want dignified work, a safe place to call home, food for our families, and clean air to breathe and water to drink. But today, in the midst of a pandemic, hundreds of thousands of New Englanders are struggling to make rent and put food on the table, while a wealthy few are getting even richer.
We deserve better, and we need to join together now to fight for it.
We have the power to ensure that everyone in New England – Black, brown, and white, indigenous and immigrant – have a dignified job with a liveable wage, can afford a comfortable home and enough food, and can walk or play outside in clean air.
A better world isn’t just possible, it’s necessary.
And it starts with us.
A New Model to Win
the Change We Need
Renew is taking a new approach to building regional, state-based power, combining electoral organizing with deep grassroots coalition building and advocacy.
In 2020 primaries and general elections, Renew supported over 200 candidates across New England for state and local office, and 64% of our candidates won.
In the primaries, we won a stunning 52% of our challenges to sitting incumbents.
In 2021, we are launching a campaign to win bold policies for racial, economic, and environmental justice across New England - alongside our 130 incoming Renew legislators. And we are recruiting, training, and supporting hundreds of candidates across the region to run for state-level office in 2022, clearing the way for even bigger policy victories over the next decade.
Our Renew Champions
In 2020, we helped to elect 130 candidates across the region, all of whom committed to support the Renew Policy Framework when elected and to refuse donations from the fossil fuel industry.
Our Policy Framework
We’re building local, grassroots power across the region to win a jobs guarantee, universal healthcare, affordable housing, racial justice, and bold climate action.
New England has historically been a leader in the fight for progressive change from the first days of our country. And I’m so glad to see organizations in all New England states coming together in the fight for justice – in the fight for environmental justice and combating climate change, in the fight for racial justice, in the fight for social justice, in the fight for economic justice. "
Sen. Bernie Sanders
Our present and our future will be defined by the success of our intersectional organizing work. As our communities grapple with crises within crises, it is clear that we cannot simply return to ‘normal,’ because ‘normal’ left too many people behind. Renew New England brings together organizations with a long track record of working in partnership with the community to fight for equity and justice; I'm glad to be a part of continuing to grow this movement, and centering the voices of those most impacted to usher in a real power shift.”
Rep. Ayanna Pressley
Renew New England is a beacon, inviting us to build the future we all need, together. It is a meeting place of visionary social movements and exciting electoral figures - both new and longstanding. And it is committed to regional solutions that will actually solve the many crises we face, weaving together economic, climate, and racial justice. Renew New England is precisely the coalition this historic moment requires.”