Allies

In partnership with communities, NESRI works to build a broad movement for economic & social rights.  

Partners & Campaigns

  • A national coalition of housing rights organizations and community groups working to reclaim the government’s commitment to provide decent housing for everyone.
  • An organization of farm workers in Florida fighting human rights abuses, including inhumane work conditions, sub-standard wages, and slavery.
  • A community-based, grassroots organization of low-income parents of color in South Los Angeles advocating children’s rights of education in the current public education system.
  • DSC unites policy advocates, parent and student organizers, educators and lawyers in a campaign to promote local and national alternatives to a culture of zero-tolerance, punishment and removal.
  • A statewide membership-based organization that fights for a better life for Louisiana's youth who have been targeted by the juvenile justice system.  
  • A grassroots organization based in LA's Skid Row community that works to ensure people dealing with poverty have voice, power and opinion in the decisions that directly affect them.  Founding member of the LA Human Right to Housing Collective.
  • Student Safety Coalition works to end the New York City school to prison pipeline and its disproportionate impact on youth of color and youth with special needs.
  • An organization of New York City public school teachers committed to support the development of local educational justice campaigns.  
  • A human rights organization led by low-wage workers and focused on leadership development through education, reflection and action.
  • A democratic, member-run organization dedicated to organizing for workers' rights, living wages and the human right to health care for all Vermonters.  
  • West Coast grassroots coalition created to expose and eliminate root causes of civil and human rights abuses of people experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Allies

  • A national collection of video stories created by filmmakers and communities across the country in order to shape public dialogue.
  • Building a Sustainable USA with Economic, Social, Cultural, Civil and Political Rights         
  • ACLU Human Rights Project works to ensure that the U.S. government complies with universal human rights principles in addition to the U.S. Constitution.
  • A national alliance of youth organizing and intergenerational groups working for educational justice.  AEJ aims to bring grassroots groups together to bring about changes in federal education policy, build a national infrastructure for the education justice sector, and build the capacity of our organizations and our youth leaders to sustain and grow the progressive movement over the long haul.
  • A worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • A membership-based community resource for workers, both immigrant and native-born, to learn about their rights and organize fellow workers to improve workplace conditions. 
  • An immigration reform and human rights advocacy organization that organizes border communities through human rights education and mobilizes its members to ignite change in policy and practice.
  • A non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.
  • CESR works to promote social justice through human rights. It seeks to uphold the universal right of every human being to housing, education, health and a healthy environment, food, work, and an adequate standard of living. 
  • Center for Reproductive Rights has used the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.
  • Co-founded by Cabrini-Green public housing residents, the campaign has evolved into an organizing collective struggling to stop all economically-motivated evictions in Chicago, Illinois and transform community relations to land.
  • Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute  prepares future working professionals to utilize the theory and practice of constitutional rights and international human rights in their careers.
  • Community/Farmworker Alliance (NYC) is a local collective of community members that organizes in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in their Campaign for Fair food, a national movement to transform the purchasing practices of the corporate food industry in order to advance the human rights of farmworkers at the bottom of corporate supply chains.
  • The Football Club for USA Water, Food, Health, Housing and Education.
  • FXB focuses exclusively on health and human rights, while combining research and teaching with a strong commitment to service and policy development.
  • A national youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.
  • Health Right NM is a new, broad-based coalition of health equity advocates in New Mexico campaigning to amend the state's constitution to recognize health care as a fundamental right of all residents.  
  • A statewide coalition to unite everyone in Oregon who believes that health care is a human right and that only a publicly-funded system can assure everyone full and equal access to that right.
  • A statewide grassroots effort focused on obtaining universal healthcare for all Marylanders and securing basic human rights.
  • An education and advocacy organization that addresses the health insurance crisis in the U.S by advocating for national, single-payer healthcare legislation. We see healthcare as a human right, not a privilege tied to the ability to pay.
  • Housing Is a Human Right is an ongoing documentary portrait of the struggle for a home.  Housing Is a Human Right creates a space for people to share their experiences of trying to obtain or maintain a place to call Home.  
  • Human Rights Implementation Project is made up of national policy makers, community activists, and other non-profit organizations to incorporate international human rights principles into local law and regulations in the U.S.
  • A volunteer, New York City citywide collective and the founding organization of the Education is a Human Right campaign.
  • A network of people of faith and religious institutions that works in partnership with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to improve sub-poverty wages and end modern-day slavery and human rights abuses in the fields. IA brings the spiritual resources of diverse faith traditions and the moral weight of faith-based voices in society to our work in collaboration with farmworkers for justice in the fields.
  • ESCR-Net seeks to strengthen economic, social and cultural rights by working with organizations and activists worldwide to facilitate mutual learning and strategy sharing, develop new tools and resources, engage in advocacy, and provide information-sharing and networking.
  • Just Harvest USA aims to build a more just and sustainable food system with a focus on establishing fair wages, human working conditions and fundamental rights for farmworkers.  It educates the public about and mobilizes support for farmworker-led and other grassroots campaigns.
  • The Center aims to strengthen a mutually reinforcing relationship between the world’s religions and the global struggle for human rights through rigorous scholarship, applied research, reciprocal education, and shared practice.  
  •   A statewide grassroots campaign that strives for universal healthcare in Maine by building a people's movement that unites communities across the state, grounded in their human rights vision.
  • A people-driven social justice movement that believes in active and direct participation from community members to ensure that basic needs, such as adequate housing, health care, education and safe streets are met.  
  • The MMP believes that media must be connected to the economic and social realities of everyday life in order to build a network that addresses the root causes of the problems we face.
  • Montana Human Rights Network promotes democratic values such as pluralism, equality and justice; challenges bigotry and intolerance; and organize communities to speak out for human rights.   
  • Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. 
  • A multicultural, tenant-controlled alliance of tenant organizations in privately-owned, multifamily HUD-assisted housing.  Hundreds of tenant associations representing thousands of tenants in every region of the country are already involved, working together to: preserve affordable housing, protect tenants' rights, and promote tenant ownership and control
  • National COSH is a federation of Committees/Coalitions on Occupational Safety and Health. Local and state COSH groups bring labor unions, health and technical professionals, and others together to promote and advocate for worker health and safety. 
  • A national public interest law firm that seeks to improve health care for America's working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly and people with disabilities.
  • The NLCHP works to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness.
  • NY-COSH provides training and resources to workers while advocating for strong laws and regulations to ensure that all workplaces are safe and healthy.
  • Based in Wilkes-Barre, PA, this resident-led organizing center is dedicated to providing local community members the means to develop long-term solutions to human rights issues.
  • A student group that focuses on implementing a global human rights perspective.
  • OTL unites a growing coalition of advocates and organizers from across the country working to ensure that all students have access to a high quality public education. 
  • A grassroots organization founded and led by homeless people organizing for social justice in New York City.
  • Poverty Initiative focuses on raising up generations of religious and community leaders committed to building a movement to end poverty, led by the poor.
  • Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Northeastern School of Law works closely with scholars, institutions and advocates nationally and internationally to address issues of human rights and economic development.
  • Public Assets Institute conducts research, performs fiscal analysis, disseminates information, and develops policies that apply the powers of government to improving the well-being of ordinary citizens, especially the most vulnerable. 
  • An organization for people who are struggling to meet the basics and believe they need a vehicle to make their voices heard.
  • Rights Working Group believes in protecting civil liberties and human rights for all against racial and religious profiling, in accordance with Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights.
  • A coalition of organizations serving South L.A. residents is developing community-led human rights approaches to tackle inequities and improve health. Collectively, they have drafted a South L.A. Declaration of Health and Human Rights.
  • SFA is a national network of students and youth organizing with farmworkers to eliminate sweatshop conditions and modern-day slavery in the fields. 
  • A next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization that exists to fulfill America's promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy. It uses innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change.
  • The Opportunity Agenda works to ensure that the U.S. lives up to its promise as the land of opportunity for every person who lives here, and to address certain limited access to human rights.
  • U.S. Human Rights Network was formed to promote US accountability to universal human rights standards by building linkages between organizations and individuals, working on human rights issues in the United States.
  • Human Rights Institute facilitates an interdisciplinary conversation on human rights among students, faculty and the broader community in Connecticut and beyond. Its research programs focus on economic and social rights, health and human rights, and humanitarianism. 
  • Urban Justice Center serves New York City's most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing. 
  • Witness uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations, while empowering people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice.