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In partnership with communities, NESRI works to build a broad movement for economic & social rights, including health, housing, education and work with dignity. Learn more »

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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 many families in Baltimore facing housing insecurity and unconsionable rent burdens. We are pleased to... Keep reading »
September 30, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights, Education
October 3-11, 2015 During this year's Dignity in Schools Campaign Week of Action, members and allies will hold rallies, marches, forums and workshops across the country to raise awareness to #EndSchoolPushout in our nation's schools and to help launch and support local... Keep reading »
September 11, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights, Work with Dignity
Today, we celebrate the collective action of workers from coast to coast. From labor unions, to worker cooperatives, to newer models like Worker-driven Social Responsibility, organizing that democratizes the workplace has a rich history of delivering safety standards, reasonable hours, protection against sexual harassment and other discrimination, and increased wages and benefits.... Keep reading »
September 7, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights
We are pleased to share with you on this Labor Day "Why Consumers Matter in Realizing Workers Rights"  as reposted from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' site. This collaborative piece between NESRI, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Workers Rights... Keep reading »
September 1, 2015 | Health
NESRI has joined with four close partners and allies—Healthcare Is a Human Right – Maryland, Put People First! Pennsylvania,... Keep reading »
August 27, 2015 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
This Saturday, August 29, 2015, marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the storm that devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005 and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Over the past 10 years, as communities in New Orleans and other Gulf cities have fought to return home and rebuild, the recovery effort has prioritized private profits over people, leading to the dismantling of public... Keep reading »