June 19, 2009 | Health
In an E-Alert released today, AI USA stated that the current draft of health care reform legislation falls far short of fulfilling a human rights vision. AI USA suggests that one reason for this is that single-payer advocates, a crucial human rights constituency, have been largely excluded from the reform process. In fact,... Keep reading »
June 17, 2009 | Housing
This week a Biloxi, Mississippi zoning ordinance was introduced to the Biloxi City Council to push people still living in FEMA trailers off their own land. NESRI stands united with Biloxi residents, Hope CDA, MS Center for Justice and dozens of other groups who oppose this latest indignity. Advocates from across the country are urging elected officials to “Stand Up for Human Rights, Vote... Keep reading »
June 12, 2009 | Housing
The Department of Geography at the University of Washington has awarded its annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Team Award to Christian Williams, Jessica Nguyen, Cody Burkholz, and Chris Slotta, for their project "Measuring H.O.P.E. VI's Impact on Public Housing Communities in the United States," completed in collaboration with the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative. Keep reading »
June 10, 2009 | Health
The Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and Labor held a hearing on “Examining the Single Payer Health Care Option.” Witnesses included Rep. John Conyers, Geri Jenkins RN, Dr. Walter Tsau, and Dr. Marcia Angell, and their written statements are available on the committee’s website.  In his comments to the hearing... Keep reading »
June 8, 2009 | Education
On June 5 and 6, 150 advocates, organizers, youth, parents and educators from 20 states around the country came together in Chicago for the first ever Dignity In Schools Campaign (DSC) National Conference. There they discussed positive alternatives to zero-tolerance discipline and school pushout. Amongst the core conference organizers and participants were NESRI and its partners... Keep reading »
June 6, 2009 | Health
Michael Moore writes in The Missoulian: "Advocates of single-payer health care sent Sen. Max Baucus a blunt message Friday: Put single-payer on the discussion table." Read the full article here. Keep reading »
June 4, 2009 | Health
An article entitled “Progressive groups at odds on health care,” appearing on examiner.com, quotes NESRI Executive Director Cathy Albisa as stating “We have a fundamental choice to make as a country. We can either be guided by human rights that reflect our founding values or we can continue down the path of special corporate interests.” “The kind of health care system our government puts in... Keep reading »
June 4, 2009 | Work with Dignity
Whole Foods Market, the leading natural and organic foods supermarket, has announced that two of Florida’s largest organic tomato growers, Lady Moon Farms and Alderman Farms, have agreed to implement NESRI partner Coalition of... Keep reading »
June 4, 2009 | Health
At a critical moment for health care reform in the United States, the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) has published an in-depth assessment of single payer proposals, finding... Keep reading »

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