NESRI Media Center

May 16, 2017 | Housing
On Saturday, May 13th, homeowners facing foreclosure, tenants facing eviction, and people living on the streets gathered in Baltimore to call on the Mayor to deal with the root cause of their challenges: speculative housing. As reported by the Baltimore Sun, Mayor Catherine Pugh... Keep reading »
April 4, 2017 | Health
The health care tumult in Washington has sucked up media attention, but a bigger story—and a much more inspiring one—is developing in the states. Keep reading »
April 4, 2017 | Work with Dignity
Springing into action upon their release from prison, after an ICE crackdown on farmworker rights leaders, Enrique Balcazar, Zully Palacios and Migrant Justice are calling for a national day of action on April 4th at Ben & Jerry's scoops to educate and activate consumers, while they wait for free ice cream, to tell Ben & Jerry's that dairy worker's human rights cannot... Keep reading »
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 »


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