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Partners for Dignity & Rights (formerly National Economic and Social Rights Initiative) envisions a just world where everyone is treated with dignity, everyone’s human needs are met, and everyone can thrive and reach their full potential.

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Our History

Over our history, Partners for Dignity & Rights (formerly known as National Economic and Social Rights Initiative) has worked deeply in partnership with community organizations across the country.

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New Social Contract in the Time of COVID-19

A New Social Contract in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 has helped clarify what is essential. Read news and analysis from our work to address the systemic issues behind this crisis.

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Letter to Congress: It’s time to Expand and Improve Medicare

As we approach the 56th Anniversary of Medicare, Partners for Dignity & Rights joined with other organizations in a campaign to expand Medicare, including sending this letter to members of Congress. Dear Members of Congress, Since 1965, Medicare has been …
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Job Announcement: Co-Executive Director

In partnership with communities, Partners for Dignity and Rights (formerly NESRI) works to build a broad movement for economic and social rights, including health, housing, education and work with dignity. We use a Co-Executive Director model to collaboratively manage and …
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Creating Community Controlled, Deeply Affordable Housing: A Resource Toolkit for Community Activists & Allied Community-Based Housing Developers

We are excited to announce the release of Creating Community Controlled, Deeply Affordable Housing: A Resource Toolkit for Community Activists & Allied Community-Based Housing Developers. Community controlled housing is reaching extremely low income (ELI) households, providing them with both permanent …
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