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In partnership with communities, NESRI works to build a broad movement for economic & social rights, including health, housing, education and work with dignity. Learn more »

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April 4, 2017 | Health
The health care tumult in Washington has sucked up media attention, but a bigger story—and a much more inspiring one—is developing in the states. Keep reading »
April 4, 2017 | Work with Dignity
Springing into action upon their release from prison, after an ICE crackdown on farmworker rights leaders, Enrique Balcazar, Zully Palacios and Migrant Justice are calling for a national day of action on April 4th at Ben & Jerry's scoops to educate and activate consumers, while they wait for free ice cream, to tell Ben & Jerry's that dairy worker's human rights cannot... Keep reading »
March 31, 2017 | Health
Ben Palmquist from NESRI and Nijmie Dzurinko from Put People First! Pennsylvania talk with Radio Dispatch host Molly Knefer about the failure of the American Health Care Act and the power and promise of grassroots healthcare organizing in Pennsylvania and in states across the country. Keep reading »
March 27, 2017 | Human Rights
University of Dayton professor and Put People First! Pennsylvania member Jamie Longazel calls out Congressman Lou Barletta use of anti-immigrant rhetoric for his own gain. Keep reading »
March 24, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
ICE's arrest of human rights defenders José Enrique and Zully was politically motivated, and Vermont's officials must protect the rights of everyone in Vermont, writes writes Ellen Schwartz, President of the Vermont Workers' Center. Keep reading »
March 20, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Human rights leaders Enrique "Kike" Balcazar and Zully Palacios were on their way home after an organizing meeting when they were stopped and apprehended by ICE agents. They are in detention, awaiting a court date. Please sign this petition to demand their release.... Keep reading »