Economic and community development must put people first. As the Declaration on the Right to Development, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1986 makes clear, communities must be both the beneficiaries and participants. Yet, national and local media continue to chronicle the cost and absurdity of publicly subsidized development that either fails to produce public benefit, fuels public... Keep reading »
On Saturday, December 15, the United Workers and the Maryland chapters of Physicians for a National Health Program and Healthcare-Now are launching the statewide campaign “Healthcare Is a Human Right Maryland.”
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It’s been barely a week since the administration held its public budget hearings, and there has been no analysis yet of what is needed to “address the needs of the people of Vermont” for the coming year. Keep reading »
This week, NESRI’s partner, the United Workers marks its tenth anniversary by remembering its past, celebrating the present, and looking forward to the future with words from its leaders, archival video, and music. Keep reading »
Residents spoke at video-conference sites across Vermont on Monday evening, stressing social service needs they said the state should take into account when preparing the next state budget.
Residents weighed in during a second public meeting called to invite citizen input into the budget process, repeatedly advocating for finding ways to meet health care needs, primarily for those with disabilities... Keep reading »
The state held the second of two public forums Monday to give Vermonters a chance to weigh in on budget priorities.
The forums, mandated by the legislature last session, require the Governor to hold public meetings on budget priorities before the budget is written and presented to the legislature. Keep reading »
School administrators reported a small drop in suspensions last year when compared to the year before, but a more significant drop in longer-term suspensions. Civil rights advocates said the declines were an improvement, but still decried the high proportion of special education students and students of color who account for a majority of the suspensions.
According the the Department of... Keep reading »
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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.