December 10, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
It would be difficult to overstate the dangers posed by the Trump-Pence administration, which will emerge both from within and outside of government. Beyond the corridors of state power, Trump’s divisive rhetoric, with its howling against the immigrant and Muslim other, is re-normalizing racism in... Keep reading »
November 29, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Like many of you, we have been carefully following the news of President-elect Trump's transition team and federal appointments. To respond to these emerging threats to human rights and inclusive democracy, we are organizing our team to contribute to the broader opposition while also shoring up... Keep reading »
November 11, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Thank you for your commitment to human rights and dignity. Your unwavering dedication is critically needed in times like these. Like you, we are deeply aware of the significance of the results of the 2016 election. We see its tangled roots, and do not shrink away from naming the white supremacy,... Keep reading »
November 11, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
In our beautiful and diverse country, our bonds have been formed through the struggle to realize our shared ideals for all people. Through this struggle we have formed one people out of many. But after this bitter election, we must again learn to answer the question: “who are our people?” Too many... Keep reading »
October 26, 2016 | Health
The Pennsylvania Insurance Department will allow health insurance companies to raise rates by an astounding 32.5% next year. On the heels of this news, we are jointly releasing Beyond Coverage: Putting People First in Pennsylvania's Healthcare System , a report we co-published with our partner Put... Keep reading »
September 21, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Education
Today, Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) released the policy platform, Counselors Not Cops: Ending the Regular Presence of Law Enforcement in Schools . The DSC is a national coalition of over 100 organizations in 27 states and the District of Columbia representing students, parents, advocates and... Keep reading »
September 1, 2016 | Health
Over the last few weeks, the decisions of two big healthcare companies have rattled many. Aetna and Mylan’s actions should surprise no one. In a healthcare system that values profits over people, these companies are doing precisely what they are designed to do: make money. Keep reading »
August 5, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Earlier this week, the Movement for Black Lives released A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom and Justice . After a year-long process involving more than 50 organizations, the movement has offered a broad mandate that can support deep and lasting change. It is... Keep reading »
July 15, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Our hearts are heavy for the loved ones of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling and the wider community that continues to reel and mourn the ongoing state sanctioned killings of Black people. We renew our condemnation of the killings of Black people at the hands of police. Our calendars are too full... Keep reading »
July 14, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Education
This week, U.S. Secretary of Education John King called on charter schools across the country to rethink their use of exclusionary discipline practices like suspensions and ex-pulsions, so that more students remain in school to learn. At a speech given at the National Charter School Conference in... Keep reading »

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