New Jersey’s Path to Prosperity Policy Report

Over the last two years, the Newark Movement for Economic Equity has piloted a guaranteed income program providing $6,000/year of additional income for two years. Drawing on the insights and outcomes of this pioneering initiative, the New Jersey Movement for Economic Equity Coalition, consisting of over 25 organizations & program providers, compiled a policy report calling for ten key policy changes that:

  • Increase cash benefits for families and households
  • Reduce administrative burdens for accessing existing cash and cash-like benefits
  • Build towards a statewide guaranteed income program

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Guaranteed income provides an unconditional monthly cash payment directly to individuals, giving them a safeguard that helps to reduce economic insecurity. It is rooted in a history of racial justice movements and is seen by many as an important step towards economic equity.

The Newark guaranteed income pilot – Newark Movement for Economic Equity (NMEE) – supports 430 Newark residents with direct cash payments, with no stipulations.

Sign the petition to show your support for economic equity initiatives like the Newark Movement for Economic Equity. Together we can build a fairer and more just society, where all can thrive, regardless of their economic circumstances.


Newark Guaranteed Income Task Force Members
Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Task Force Chair
Policy and researchAdvocates for Children of NJPeter Chen
Rutgers University NewarkDavid Troutt
Housing and Community Development Network of NJStaci Berger
NJ Policy PerspectiveSheila Reynertson
NJ Institute for Social JusticeTiara Moultrie
Community based organizationsIronbound Community CorporationJoe DellaFave
La Casa de Don PedroRay Ocasio
Greater Newark LISCJudith Thompson-Morris
New Community CorporationRichard Cammarieri
United Way of Greater NewarkCatherine Wilson
Urban League of Essex CountyVivian Cox Fraser
Unified Vailsburg Service OrganizationSanDonna Jones
Government and partnersCity of Newark/Council of NJ GrantmakersKevin Callaghan
City of NewarkShoshanna Page
NJ Economic Development AuthorityTai Cooper and Richard Kasmin
Invest NewarkBernel Hall
AudibleAisha Glover
Newark Housing AuthorityVictor Cirilo
Financial capacity
building organizations
NJ Citizen ActionPhyllis Salowe-Kay
Mobility Capital Finance (Mocafi)Wole Coaxum
Rising Tide CapitalAlex Forrestor
Foundations and corporate partnersBurke FoundationAtiya Weiss
Nicholson FoundationKim Boller
MCJ Amelior FoundationSuzanne Spero
Prudential FoundationDaryl Shore
RWJ Barnabas HealthDiana Candelejo
University HospitalThaddeus Diggs
Victoria FoundationIrene Cooper Basch
Academic membersRutgers University, Department of Urban-Global Public Health, School of Public HealthLeslie Kantor
Princeton University, Debt and Dignity NetworkFrederick Wherry
Technical assistance partnersEconomic Security ProjectMadeline Neighly and Taylor Jo Isenberg
Jain Family InstituteRachel Black and Stephen Nuñez