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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. Learn more »

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October 16, 2019 | Health
Joe Biden and other centrists are deploying cynical arguments to defend the for-profit insurance system. We shouldn’t buy it. Keep reading »
September 13, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Our last social contract during the New Deal era was a step forward for the human rights of workers. But it fell short of guaranteeing decent jobs for all, and for much of the 20th century divided workers along lines of race and gender.  As capital has globalized, employers have exploited divisions among workers along with the threat of joblessness to erode... Keep reading »
September 11, 2019 | Health
Expect More Health Industry Spin At Thursday’s Democratic Debate Andrew Perez | September 11, 2019   Hospital, drug, and insurance companies battling plans that would cut into their profits by providing health care for all Americans are spending money like it's 2009 again -- and using the same playbook to frame the debate. Major health insurance, hospital,... Keep reading »
August 29, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Creating A Vision For Putting People and the Planet First New Social Contract 2020   From the Center for Popular Democracy, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, Rights & Democracy Institute, Working Families Party, and organizations around the U.S.   This is an unprecedented historical moment. More than... Keep reading »
August 1, 2019 | Health
247 economists sent a letter to Congress supporting a universal, publicly financed, single-payer Medicare for All system to guarantee health care for all while also reducing health care costs. The letter has been... Keep reading »
July 1, 2019 | Health
‘Government-Run Healthcare’ Is a Product of Health Industry–Run Media  by MICHAEL CORCORAN   At the first of two Democratic debates (6/26/19), MSNBC host and moderator Lester Holt asked the... Keep reading »