January 21, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Social Security, Work with Dignity
Today we are honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. How to best honor that legacy remains a burning question for people of conscience committed to social justice. We believe Dr. King's own words offer the best guidance, especially those towards the end of his short life where he calls for a transformational compassion. In his 1967 speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence at... Keep reading »
December 21, 2018 | Health
The Southern Maine Workers' Center issued the following statement in response to the the sudden pre-holiday announcement by the Trump administration that it has approved a waiver from outgoing Maine Governor Paul LePage that is designed to push people out of MaineCare, Maine's Medicaid program.   The ... Keep reading »
December 19, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
STATEMENT: Federal Commission Responds to Anything But School Safety WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, the Federal Commission on School Safety, the Trump Administration’s response to the Parkland tragedy, released its final report. The body, chaired by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and including Secretary of... Keep reading »
December 10, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
This week, NESRI is proud to join the American Friends Service Committee, faith leaders, and communities across the country for a week of action in solidarity with the migrant caravan and all who seek refuge in the U.S. Together, we are calling on the U.S. to respect the human right to migrate, end the militarization of border communities, and end the detention and deportation of immigrants. The... Keep reading »
December 10, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Social Security, Work with Dignity
Today marks the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, celebrated each year as Human Rights Day. This year, we are reflecting on the kind of courage and commitment we all need so that human rights and authentic democracy define our future.   Things are terribly wrong.  To make them right, we must be unafraid to be bold. Calls for a Green New Deal,... Keep reading »
December 4, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights
Today at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, leading voices in the global movement for climate justice held an official press conference to unveil the People’s Demands for Climate Justice. NESRI is proud to be among the 378 organizations to have endorsed the demands. Climate Justice leaders called... Keep reading »
November 15, 2018 | Health
The 2018 midterm election was a big one, with candidates running on starkly different visions for the country, major ballot initiatives, and the highest voter turnout in a midterm election in more than 50 years. Health care was a key issue in many candidate's races and in key ballot initiatives, so how might the election affect state and federal health care policy over the next two years? Keep reading »
October 29, 2018 | Human Rights
We grieve with the Jewish community after the killings at the Tree of Life * Or L’Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA.  As in Charleston, hate and violence entered a welcoming place of worship killing primarily elders that anchored a community. The inhumanity and horror of the murders cannot be overstated, and we stand in deep solidarity with the Jewish community.  We also remember the... Keep reading »
October 29, 2018 | Human Rights
Despite widespread calls to ensure “Black Lives Matter” we grieve again as two more people are killed by what by all appearances is a White supremacist or nationalist soon after he had attempted to enter a house of worship.  Maurice Stallard and Vickie Lee Jones were simply running errands when coldly murdered in one more horrifying expression of White supremacist ideology.  Maurice Stallard was... Keep reading »
October 22, 2018 | Health
Southern Maine Workers' Center and Supporters Hold Rally for Universal Health Care;  Launch Campaign Against MaineCare 1115 Waiver For Immediate Release Contact: Meaghan LaSalameaghan.lasala@gmail.com 973-862-7105 Portland, ME: While... Keep reading »

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