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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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May 25, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Read the report now! A New Social Contract centers people at the frontline of injustice as leaders with the political imagination to create a better shared future for our country and our world. Keep reading »
May 20, 2019 | Health
219 economists have signed a public statement supporting Medicare for All. The letter calls the current health care system “exorbitant and wasteful” and asserts that “the time is now to create a universal, single-payer, Medicare for All health care system in the United States.” Keep reading »
April 30, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
NESRI stands against anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, two sides of the same white nationalist coin. We condemn last weekend's attack against the Jewish community in Poway, California, and the continued threats against Representative Ilhan Omar. We stand united against the atmosphere of hate fanned by media outlets and political leaders. We call for... Keep reading »
April 17, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
A rising wave of racist terror attacks, inspired by right wing media and politicians and fueled by social media networks, continues to target communities of color, Muslims, Jews, and the LGBT community. The... Keep reading »
April 11, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
The control of land determines who is displaced and who reaps wealth. Communities of color, in particular Black and Indigenous communities, have suffered a long history of displacement from land and housing leading to instability and contributing to the racial wealth gap. Can grassroots efforts to create community land trusts offer an alternative framework for just land use and permanently... Keep reading »
March 21, 2019 | Health
The Nation summarizes our recent human rights assessment of the Medicare for All Act, explaining how treating health care as a human right requires guaranteeing equal access to all and building accountability, transparency, and participatory democracy into the health care system. Medicare for All is the only proposal out there that meets those standards. Keep reading »