Coalition of over 50 organizations asks Governor Newsom to declare California a Wellbeing Economy
Coalition of over 50 organizations asks Governor Newsom to declare California a Wellbeing Economy

In light of the crises facing California, organizations have asked Gov. Newsom to change the way that decisions are made and join other governments

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, September 11, 2023/EINPresswire.com/ — In light of the multiple crises facing California, a coalition of 50 organizations has asked Governor Newsom to show bold leadership and change the way that economic decisions are made in California.

Several governments around the world have declared that their countries have committed to becoming Wellbeing Economies.

Our society’s effect on nature and climate, the threats to global democracy, the decline in American life expectancy, and the epidemic of loneliness are all interconnected. Addressing all of these issues at once requires leadership with a holistic vision for a better society.

A Declaration for a Wellbeing Economy can look different based on the local context. Each country that has issued this Declaration has created their own wording and imagery, yet the themes are consistent:

Decision-making is for the collective, common good; not to drive wealth for individuals

Increasing engagement of people in their communities and democracy

Protecting and cherishing the natural world

Recognizing that health, mental health and community are essential to wellbeing

Making wise decisions for the next 7 Generations

Embodying Wellbeing in budget, programs and messaging

Designing our education programs to create whole, flourishing people

A declaration would need to lead to direct changes in legislation, budgets and administration, so it doesn’t sit as a Public Relations stunt.

The group has requested a meeting with Governor Newsom to offer insight into this process and potential next steps.

The full letter can be viewed at https://weallcalifornia.org/ and is attached at the end of this release.

Wellbeing Economy Alliance California (WEAll CA) is a joint initiative between The Institute for Ecological Civilization and Wellbeing Economy Alliance. WEAll CA works on a statewide level to foster collaboration between community based groups, new economy specialists and elected officials to accelerate fair economies that not only reduce inequality but lead to a sustained and thriving life.

Contact Information – David M Green [email protected]

August 23, 2023

Governor Gavin Newsom

1021 O Street, Suite 9000

Sacramento, CA 95814

Dear Governor Newsom:

Thank you for all that you have done for Californians since taking office in 2018. Your leadership on climate, economic equity, justice, and mental health has raised the standards for the rest of the country. We salute all of these acts.

We, the undersigned, believe you can bring all of these elements together by declaring that California’s Government is committed to becoming a Wellbeing economy.

As you may be aware, several Presidents around the world have made the news by declaring that their countries have committed to becoming Wellbeing Economies. The trend towards Wellbeing Economies is accelerating. Our society’s effect on nature and climate, the threats to global democracy, the decline in American life expectancy, and the epidemic of loneliness are all interconnected.

Addressing all of these issues at once requires leadership with a holistic vision for a better society.

What would a Declaration for a Wellbeing Economy look like? What would it accomplish?

Each country that has issued this Declaration has created their own wording and imagery, yet the themes are consistent:

Decision-making is for the collective, common good; not to drive wealth for individuals

Increasing engagement of people in their communities and democracy

Protecting and cherishing the natural world

Recognizing that health, mental health and community are essential to wellbeing

Making wise decisions for the next 7 Generations

Embodying Wellbeing in budget, programs and messaging

Designing our education programs to create whole, flourishing people

Declaring that California has committed to a Wellbeing Economy would be a fantastic act of leadership. You would be issuing a challenge to other Governors to do likewise.

Of course, a declaration with “no teeth” would just be PR. Your declaration would need to lead to direct changes in legislation, budgets and administration.

We hope that you will meet with us to get a better understanding of what can be accomplished by this declaration. Our main contact for this effort is our Hub Co-Lead, David M Green. David can be reached at 310-291-7001 or [email protected]

With respect,

Wellbeing Economy Alliance, California Hub

A joint initiative between Wellbeing Economy Alliance and Institute for Ecological Civilization

2358 University Avenue #2189

San Diego CA 92104

And the following 49 Organizations

5 Gyres Institute

Applied Alchemy

Blue Dot Project

California Doughnut Economics Coalition (CalDEC)

Capital Institute

Chill Center, Inc.

Compassionate Arts in Action

Center for Process Studies

CHERP, Inc.

Claremont School of Theology

Climate Reality Project – Los Angeles Chapter

CleanEarth4Kids

Civic Wellbeing Partners

Cobb Institute

Common Action

Compassionate California

Compassionate Pomona

Democracy Collaborative

Degrowth California

Democracy Policy Network

Finance for GAIA

Friends of the Public Bank East Bay

Green Business Basecamp

Healthcare Anchor Network

Human Values Center

Impact Grove

Inquiring System, Inc.

Jubilee Economics Ministries

Latino and Latina Roundtable

Leap Lab

LIFT Economy

Living Earth Movemement

Nerds Rule Inc.

North County Climate Change Alliance

Ohuna Center /T E A C H program

Pomona Valley Wellbeing Project

Post Growth Institute

Regenerate California Innovation

Sol Learning Institute

Solidarity Research Center

Southern California Service Corps

The Enlightened Worldview Project

The Foundation for Economic Democracy

The Wellbeing Lab

United Nations Association, Orange County

US Solidarity Economy Alliance

US Values Alliance

Well-Being and Equity (WE) in the World

Youthful Savings

Elected Officials

John Nolte, Pomona City Council, District 1

Sara Lamnin, Director, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District

Academics and Researchers

Laura Buckwald, George Mason University, Wellbeing and Resilience

Don Norman, UC San Diego, Distinguished Professor of Humanity Centered Design

David Green
Wellbeing Economy Alliance California
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