NESRI ally Amnesty International USA is running a letter-writing campaign to bring attention to the failure of current health care reform efforts to meet human rights standards. Read NESRI's regular contributions to AI's Human Rights Now blog. Keep reading »
Try to imagine a situation in which someone whom you deeply care about -- a friend, a family member, a co-worker -- is doing something wrong and totally out of character, say cheating on his wife, gambling away his children's college funds, stealing from his employer. Now, imagine how you would react to his bad behavior. Chances are, if you really care about this person, you wouldn’t ignore it;... Keep reading »
Change.org recently compiled a list of the 10 news stories on homelessness that stood out the most in 2009. The UN Housing Mission to the US, coordinated by NESRI and partners, came in at number four. See the entire list. Keep reading »
“When we continue to have trouble affording truly comprehensive health coverage that provides a single standard of high quality care for all, we will feel angst.” Click here to read Donna Smith's article. Keep reading »
In an audio report entitled “Workers Lobby For Single Payer Health Care” on today’s Vermont Public Radio, James Haslam, Director of the Vermont Workers’ Center, states, "What we heard loud and clear in communities across Vermont is that the time is now for change on health care and today we're here to deliver that message." Haslam made these comments to a crowd... Keep reading »
NESRI ally the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign has been working hard to extend the Cook County (Chicago) Holiday Season moratorium on evictions. They are reaching out to folks around the country to call Chicago authorities and demand that the moratorium be extended throughout 2010. According to a statement from the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, "With the economy in shambles, respecting the... Keep reading »
NESRI Ally Housing is a Human Right, a collaborator in the 2009 UN Housing Mission to the US, recently posted an e-newsletter featuring their latest ongoing multimedia documentary portraits of the struggle for home in New York City. To see the enewsletter click here. Keep reading »
In Counterpunch, Lucinda Marshall writes about the "hijacking of abortion rights as a bargaining chip for the provision of health care is morally reprehensible and if it stands will result in significant harms to women's health.” To read the full article, click here. Keep reading »
Change.org recently compiled a list of the 10 news stories on homelessness that stood out the most in 2009. The UN Housing Mission to the US, coordinated by NESRI and partners, came in at number four. See the entire list.
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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. Based on the principle that fundamental human needs create human rights obligations on the part of government and the private sector, NESRI advocates for public policies that guarantee the universal and equitable fulfillment of these rights in the United States.