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May 29, 2020
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May 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to decimate communities across the world, we must begin thinking about the actions we should take now to both intervene in the crisis and set us on a pathway towards a more reparative and democratic economy. Over the last month, staff at The Democracy Collaborative have participated in a series of conversations about this question and the elements that might lead to a just and equitable recovery. From these preliminary discussions, we have identified five areas around which we intend to focus TDC’s work and programs going forward. We will release more details and refinements on these in the coming months, but wanted to share some of our initial thinking on the contours of the work ahead
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April 21, 2020
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April 2020

The COVID-19 crisis poses a double challenge: beyond the terrifying public health emergency, the vitally necessary immediate response has been an economic shutdown of unprecedented proportions. But that is only the beginning of our difficulties. When the medical emergency passes, we will re-emerge into a shattered economic landscape. The challenge of restarting—and in some sectors, even rebuilding—a severely stressed economy will remain, with the inequalities of wealth, power, and control we faced beforehand now amplified many times over.
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April 2020

The COVID-19 crisis poses a double challenge: beyond the terrifying public health emergency, the vitally necessary immediate response has been an economic shutdown of unprecedented proportions. But that is only the beginning of our difficulties. When the medical emergency passes, we will re-emerge into a shattered economic landscape. The challenge of restarting—and in some sectors, even rebuilding—a severely stressed economy will remain, with the inequalities of wealth, power, and control we faced beforehand now amplified many times over.