NESRI Media Center

March 31, 2017 | Health
Ben Palmquist from NESRI and Nijmie Dzurinko from Put People First! Pennsylvania talk with Radio Dispatch host Molly Knefer about the failure of the American Health Care Act and the power and promise of grassroots healthcare organizing in Pennsylvania and in states across the country. Keep reading »
March 27, 2017 | Human Rights
University of Dayton professor and Put People First! Pennsylvania member Jamie Longazel calls out Congressman Lou Barletta use of anti-immigrant rhetoric for his own gain. Keep reading »
March 24, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
ICE's arrest of human rights defenders José Enrique and Zully was politically motivated, and Vermont's officials must protect the rights of everyone in Vermont, writes writes Ellen Schwartz, President of the Vermont Workers' Center. Keep reading »
March 20, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Human rights leaders Enrique "Kike" Balcazar and Zully Palacios were on their way home after an organizing meeting when they were stopped and apprehended by ICE agents. They are in detention, awaiting a court date. Please sign this petition to demand their release.... Keep reading »
March 15, 2017 | Health
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released its analysis of the American Health Care Act, which is the Republican plan to gut Medicaid and repeal much of the Affordable Care Act. Last week we summarized the... Keep reading »
March 15, 2017 | Health
UVMMC’S PATH TO A HEALTH CARE MONOPOLY MAR. 15, 2017, 7:03 PM BY KEITH BRUNNER   Editor’s note: This commentary is by Keith Brunner, a member of the Vermont Workers’ Center and co-coordinator of the Healthcare is a Human Right campaign. Those of us concerned about Republican attacks on health care should be equally worried about the... Keep reading »
March 10, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights
This week several of our best progressive thinkers came together for a conversation about how to move beyond resistance towards a bold alternative vision grounded in dignity and rights for all our people.  A New Social Contract, which you... Keep reading »
March 10, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights
Professor Darrick Hamilton, Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy at The New School, joined us on March 6, 2017 for a moderated discussion: “A New Social Contract: Guaranteeing Dignity in a Precarious Economy. He shared a 10-point agenda that he believed could form the basis this new social contract.  Because we have received several requests for those 10 points we list them below.... Keep reading »
March 9, 2017 | Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Florida’s tomato pickers took on some of the country’s biggest retailers and fast-food chains – and won, transforming working conditions in the tomato fields. Now they and their allies are trying to take the fight to new fields and new industries.  MARCH 9, 2017  IMMOKALEE, FLA.—On a bright Sunday morning, about two dozen tomato pickers from this dusty south Florida farming town pile... Keep reading »



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