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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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May 4, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights
As a human rights organization working with communities here in the United States, including in Baltimore, we extend our solidarity and support to the people of Baltimore as they grapple with and demand justice for the killing of Freddie Gray.  We also express our sorrow for the suffering of the family of Mr. Gray. From Ferguson to Baltimore, there has been a national outcry against police... Keep reading »
May 1, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
May 1st is International Workers Day, a celebration of the working class. In the United States, there has always been deep political resistance to talking about class. Yet not only do economic classes exist, the chasm between the wealthy and the poor and the lack of mobility between classes are extreme by any... Keep reading »
April 28, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights
Baltimore, MD – Grassroots leaders of Baltimore’s Human Rights organization and NESRI partner, the United Workers, are calling for dialogue and reconciliation with neighbors and city policy makers to address the systemic racism and poverty that has plagued the City for 40 years and get below the surface of this evolving and troubling crisis. Why do 40,000 properties sit vacant... Keep reading »
April 16, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights, Health
Vermont seems like a different place these days. We have a growing crisis of inequity in our state, yet politicians turn the other way. The commitment to solving problems together and ensuring dignified lives for all people has been replaced by divisive measures that will leave many of us behind. In this new harsh climate, this year’s May Day march and rally at the State House in... Keep reading »
April 2, 2015 | Health
The prospects for universal health care in the United States appear unusually bleak these days. Just as the first U.S. state -- Vermont -- was getting ready to implement a universal, publicly financed health care system, its governor... Keep reading »
March 26, 2015 | Health
Healthcare Is a Human Right is a people’s movement organizing state by state to win universal, publicly financed health care and build a society that puts people’s needs ahead of profits. This is a monthly newsletter from the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign Collaborative (formed by the campaigns in Maryland, Maine, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, as well as NESRI). ... Keep reading »