The Platform Cooperativism Consortium Policy Group recently submitted “An Agenda to Promote Platform Cooperatives. A New Bill of Rights for American Workers Building Support for Cooperatively-Owned Businesses that are Democratically-Owned and Governed” to U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
Explore these recommendations and policy proposals here to learn how lawmakers can expand our movement and tackle key issues in the digital economy right now, from worsening income inequality to growing privacy invasions, a deepening lack of accountability, and a degrading trust in corporate platforms.
Write to your lawmaker demanding action, and share these recommendations with them. Endorse these recommendations on social media and share with your friends so together we can take back the internet and cooperatively govern it together!
Many thanks to Hal Plotkin, the ad hoc chair of the committee that developed, refined, and advanced these proposals. His work has been essential in driving forward policy discussions on how to lift up platform co-ops. Thank you Hal!