July 2, 2015 | Human Rights in the U.S.
Our hearts remain heavy for Charleston; for the families, the friends and the greater community reeling from a horrifying massacre that echoes the brutality Black people have endured for centuries in our country. To add salt to the still open wounds, in the last week, 8 predominately Black churches... Keep reading »
June 29, 2015 | Food
Last year, Migrant Justice , an organization led by dairy workers in Vermont, teamed up with NESRI and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to launch the Milk with Dignity Campaign. Inspired by the successful Campaign for Fair Food from Immokalee, Florida, the Vermont Campaign demanded that... Keep reading »
May 11, 2015 | Health
California considers expanding Medicaid to undocumented immigrants: The California Senate is considering a bill, the Health for All Act, that would use state funds to extend Medicaid to the state’s 1.4 million undocumented immigrants, who are currently denied access to Medicaid and the state’s... Keep reading »
May 11, 2015 | Health
In this update: Calendar Campaign news: Vermont Maine Maryland Pennsylvania News from allies Calendar: May 15, Lewiston, ME: Lewiston-Auburn Area Healthcare Is a Human Right Workshop May 29 - 31, New York City: Left Forum, where Put People First! PA, the Vermont Workers’ Center and NESRI will... Keep reading »
May 1, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights
May 1st is International Workers Day, a celebration of the working class. In the United States, there has always been deep political resistance to talking about class. Yet not only do economic classes exist, the chasm between the wealthy and the poor and the lack of mobility between classes are... Keep reading »
April 2, 2015 | Health
The prospects for universal health care in the United States appear unusually bleak these days. Just as the first U.S. state -- Vermont -- was getting ready to implement a universal, publicly financed health care system, its governor pulled the plug on his support. Years of studies, preparations... Keep reading »
March 26, 2015 | Health
Here are the top news stories on the health care system and the right to health in March. This is an excerpt from the most recent edition of the Healthcare Is a Human Right News Bulletin , a monthly enewsletter that features updates from Healthcare Is a Human Right campaigns for universal, publicly... Keep reading »
March 26, 2015 | Health
Healthcare Is a Human Right is a people’s movement organizing state by state to win universal, publicly financed health care and build a society that puts people’s needs ahead of profits. This is a monthly newsletter from the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign Collaborative (formed by the... Keep reading »
February 3, 2015 | Health
In the six dramatic weeks since Vermont’s governor attempted to pull the plug on universal, publicly financed health care, the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign has come a long way and managed to put the financing debate back at center stage. After his surprise announcement on December 17, 2014... Keep reading »
January 29, 2015 | Health
Dr. Paul Farmer, NESRI Board Member and Co-Founder of Partners in Health, makes the case for equitable financing of health care across the world and here in the United States. Grounded in his ongoing struggle for the human right to health care, he argues that all people need the full spectrum of... Keep reading »