"The day will come when the United States Congress will have the courage to stand up .. to all of those who profit and make billions of dollars every single year off of human sickness. And on that day, when it comes - and it will come - the United States will finally proclaim that health care is a right of all people and not just a privilege. And that day will come, as surely as I stand here... Keep reading »
As part of the Alliance for Fair Food, NESRI supported the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' (CIW) largest Publix action of the year in Lakeland, Florida, where Publix's headquarters are located. Keep reading »
"Of course I'm not in favor of slavery! But signing an agreement [with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers] does not actually change those conditions for farmworkers," Steve Ells, CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill, gibed in front of an audience of 250 at the University of Pennsylvania's prestigious Wharton School of Business on November 19. Keep reading »
A committed group of musicians released a benefit CD in support of realizing health care as a human right. Blues singer/guitarist Scott Ainslie pulled together nine other recording artists and produced "Care for All," a compilation CD to support the Healthcare is a Human Right campaign of NESRI Partner Vermont Workers' Center. The CD includes a special appearance by U.S. Keep reading »
We are excited to let you know about the publication of the new abridged edition of Bringing Human Rights Home: A History of Human Rights in the United States, edited by Cynthia Soohoo, NESRI Executive Director Catherine Albisa, and NESRI Board President Martha F. Keep reading »
"Yesterday, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) released its National Resolution for Ending School Pushout. What is 'school pushout,' and why is it a national problem? Many students are pushed out of schools by harsh disciplinary practices that favor exclusionary strategies like the over-use of suspension and expulsion, and create unwelcoming environments for students. When young people... Keep reading »
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) yesterday introduced a Medicare-for-All amendment in the U.S. Senate. Amendment No. 2837 would replace the current Senate health reform bill with provisions to establish a single payer, Medicare-for-All universal program. According to the Senator, "this amendment starts from the premise that health care is a human right, and that every citizen, rich or... Keep reading »
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.