Our Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles

Our Vision

Economic justice throughout New York State

Our Mission

NYRL promotes economic justice as a matter of racial and community equity through legislative and policy advocacy, popular education, media advocacy, and organizing campaigns.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Fair access to suitable and affordable financial services, as a matter of community equity, racial justice, and inclusion for all
  • Government that promotes and supports community reinvestment in lower-income neighborhoods and communities of color, and ensures that financial institutions responsibly meet everyone’s needs
  • Government that puts the interests of the public before those of Wall Street and the financial services industry, operates transparently, and ensures that community-based organizations have full representation at the decision-making table
  • A living wage, safe and affordable housing, and stable communities for all
  • Zero tolerance for discrimination and exploitative financial practices in New York State

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