It’s Time To Think More Deeply About How We Can Better Uplift Our Shared Principles

It has taken profound effort and sacrifice to work against entrenched prejudices in our history and cultivate the inclusive diversity that is key to our country’s special dynamism. Cooperatives have been a crucial strategy for realizing the ideals behind those efforts, building on our longstanding and distinct advantages as a democratic business model, a participatory strategy for achieving inclusive socioeconomic goals, and a movement based in values and principles that speak directly to these challenges. Historically, cooperatives have been used to create access for people with few alternative options, to facilitate economic solidarity, and to provide the social stability that enables greater participation in society.
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