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February 11, 2016 | Health
We bring a human-rights-based analysis to developing stories on health and health care from around the country. Keep reading »
February 6, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
The following three posts were written by member-leaders from the Southern Maine Workers' Center, Vermont Workers' Center and Put People First! Pennsylvania, three of the member organizations of the Healthcare Is a Human Right Collaborative. " Answering This Moment: Poor White Folks &... Keep reading »
January 28, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Housing, Human Rights in the U.S.
Cities across the United States are facing the aftermath of failed development that inevitably leads to islands of wealth for a few, paired with rising housing costs and displacement for far too many. Failed development reinforces structural racism in housing and leaves in its wake tens of... Keep reading »
January 26, 2016 | Health
In the last couple of weeks, Bernie Sanders’ renewed call for Medicaid for All has brought health care back into the national spotlight. But we can’t look to Bernie Sanders or anyone else to usher in such a momentous change. We have to look to ourselves. Keep reading »
December 14, 2015 | Work with Dignity
We are living through tremendous upheavals in the nature of work, and our social policies aren’t keeping up. For decades, full-time employment was the standard model of work. But today, low-wage and highly paid workers alike are increasingly finding themselves working as temps, freelancers, contractors and in other loose contractual relationships. While many point to technology as the driving force,... Keep reading »
December 10, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
On this Human Rights Day, economic inequality continues to tighten its grip on families across the United States. Forty-two percent of working people in this country are making less than $15 an hour in precarious, often unsafe and unstable jobs, while the top 1% retain more than 40% of the wealth... Keep reading »
November 30, 2015 | Health
At the end of October, we traveled with four other people from the Healthcare Is a Human Right Collaborative to Chicago for the Single Payer Strategy Conference . The conference, hosted jointly by Healthcare NOW!, Labor Campaign for Single Payer and One Payer States, was an exciting gathering of... Keep reading »
November 13, 2015 | Health
Subscribe to the Healthcare Is a Human Right News Bulletin to keep on the latest. Maine The Southern Maine Workers’ Center (SMWC) has been working hard all fall building out its campaign strategy and its base. SMWC and the HCHR campaign are welcoming a new organizing committee. Residents of York... Keep reading »
November 2, 2015 | Health
Six representatives of the Healthcare Is a Human Right Collaborative attended the Single Payer Strategy Conference at the end of October in Chicago. Together they ran a participatory Healthcare Is a Human Right workshop, presented on two panels, and connected with allies from around the country who... Keep reading »
October 2, 2015 | Housing
Community Land Trusts present an exciting new alternative to failed housing policies that have left communities with empty homes and homeless people side by side. NESRI and United Workers have been partnering in Baltimore to build support and a strategy to make this alternative a reality for the... Keep reading »

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