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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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November 21, 2014 | Economic and Social Rights
We echo our ally organization Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) in its statement that Obama’s executive action on immigration is limited but welcome.  We remind ourselves today that human rights must know no borders.  We unequivocally express our support for the protection of the full range of human rights for all undocumented communities in the United States, including the right to family,... Keep reading »
November 10, 2014 | Health, Social Security, Work with Dignity
Exclusions, barriers, bans and hurdles describe many injured workers’ experiences with workers’ compensation,” says Celeste Monforton, DrPH, in an October 23rd blog posted to The Pump Handle, featuring a new NESRI... Keep reading »
November 6, 2014 | Health
For grassroots groups and communities fighting for justice and human rights, elections are reminders of how much the political process fails to ensure people’s rights to meaningful participation and accountability, and how it results, more often than not, in inequitable, exclusionary policies that stick to what’s considered politically possible. That’s why collective action to deepen... Keep reading »
October 10, 2014 | Work with Dignity
On August 13, a Florida court declared that the state’s workers’ compensation system was unconstitutional and an inadequate alternative to allowing workers to take their employers to court for injuries and illnesses caused by employers’ negligence or, as is too often the case, reckless indifference to health and safety. Many injured workers I have interviewed over the last decade would never have... Keep reading »
October 9, 2014 | Human Rights
On October 1st, the Ford Foundation posed the question “Where Markets Lead, Will Justice Follow?” to leaders in their fields.  Their responses varied in how they framed the... Keep reading »
October 8, 2014 | Health
In 2011, Vermont passed Act 48, setting us on the course to have the first universal, publicly financed health care system in the United States. This came about because hundreds of Vermont residents took action: contacting legislators, packing public hearings, testifying about the debilitating effects of the current health care system on their lives. By bringing their voices forward,... Keep reading »