Activest is a voice for fiscal and racial justice in municipal finance. We create financial tools to transform municipalities from inequality accelerators to equity generators. We mobilize municipal bondholders in order to demand fiscally just communities.
Fiscal justice and racial equity are inextricably linked
Cities should be accountable and responsive to their residents
You must participate in the market in order to influence it
We pursue our work through 3 mutually-reinforcing strategies:
Below is a selection of articles that help provide context for our work.
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Read About Our Recent Campaign
In September 2019, Activest, in partnership with ACRE Campaigns, launched our first bondholder engagement campaign. The campaign urges municipal investors to pressure the City of Chicago to stop using funds from the City’s general obligation bonds to cover municipal legal settlement costs as a result of police misconduct.