REINVEST IN OUR POWER

Putting capital to work for people and planet

We are a network of grassroots organizations who are organizing on the frontline of climate and economic justice.

The extractive economy tries to sacrifice our communities to pollution and poverty in order to maximize profits.

We are fighting back by organizing to move money out of the extractive economy and towards real community solutions. We are building a just transition from the ground up

 

HOW WE DO IT

The dominant economy is extractive. It treats people, places, and the planet as resources for profit. From the trans-atlantic slave trade to turning stolen indigenous land into “real estate”, finance is a modern-day mechanism for colonization.

This dig-burn-dump economy takes wealth from working people, violently extracts members of our communities through deportation and incarceration, and evicts families from our neighborhoods through foreclosure and gentrification – all to create profit for the 1%.

Reinvest in Our Power recognizes the climate and economic crises are fundamentally intertwined and must be solved together.

For decades, divestment has served as a critical tactic in campaigns for social change.

From undermining South African apartheid, to today’s fights against fossil fuels, private prisons, and banks supporting the Dakota Access pipeline, divestment demands have effectively moved investors away from extractive industries and economies, while stigmatizing institutions that perpetuate injustice.

But… we can’t stop there

A just transition requires reinvesting the billions divested into the communities most impacted by the extractive economy.

Those communities have the greatest stake in creating an economy that works for people and the planet. Real solutions build frontline communities’ economic and political power so that they can meaningfully engage in their own governance for the long haul.

We need to shift capital into more just and democratic forms of energy, food, transit and community economic development. This strategy of shifting power and capital into the hands of community members is key to a just transition from an extractive economy to local, living economies. You can see examples of reinvestment projects that resist the extractive economy, while creating sustainable and resilient communities on our Just Transition Projects page.

REINVESTMENT CAMPAIGNS

JUST TRANSITION PROJECTS

Recent Updates

First RiOP Update

August 2016

Over the course of the year, the Peer Network launched a number of new loan funds to reach a total of 8 funds in these regions: New York, Baltimore, Detroit. Richmond, Boston, Greensboro, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.

First RiOP Update

August 2016

Over the course of the year, the Peer Network launched a number of new loan funds to reach a total of 8 funds in these regions: New York, Baltimore, Detroit. Richmond, Boston, Greensboro, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.

First RiOP Update

August 2016

Over the course of the year, the Peer Network launched a number of new loan funds to reach a total of 8 funds in these regions: New York, Baltimore, Detroit. Richmond, Boston, Greensboro, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.