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February 8, 2017 | Education
Yesterday, Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education, was confirmed by 50 Senators and Vice President Mike Pence. As a national coalition of over 100 organizations from across the country and Washington DC, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) stands in unity with education justice stakeholders to continue fighting to ensure equity and human rights in public... Keep reading »
January 31, 2017 | Education
New York- Today, as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) voted 12 to 11 to support the nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) and allies across the country continue to urge Senators to oppose her confirmation as it goes to the full Senate floor for approval.  As a national coalition of students,... Keep reading »
January 27, 2017 | Health
Here's a summary of what to expect to happen with the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and reproductive health care in the coming weeks. Keep reading »
January 20, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Today a President was inaugurated who campaigned on misogyny, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and racism, yet defenders of human rights are rising to the challenge. The Women’s March on Washington tomorrow will be a powerful demonstration for dignity, justice and human rights. Hundreds of thousands will march in Washington and in 600 worldwide sister mobilizations under the theme “Women’s Rights Are... Keep reading »
January 16, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
In the weeks before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, he was organizing the Poor People's Campaign, a second march on Washington to win economic rights for poor people of all races. Nearly 50 years later, poverty and inequality remain fixtures of the American economy, but this doesn't have to be. Public policy produces poverty and racism, and it can just as easily eradicate it.... Keep reading »
December 23, 2016 | Food
Under enormous lobbying, Congress passes 21st Century Cures Act to deregulate drug and device approval In its final days in session, Congress passed a major healthcare bill that will reshape federal regulations of drugs and medical devices for years to come. The bill, the 21st Century Cures Act, was the culmination of ... Keep reading »