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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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Partners for Dignity & Rights Joins 48 Organizations in Call on Biden to Include Bold Drug Pricing Reforms in the American Families Plan, Use the Savings to Expand Medicare

Today, 48 organizations, including Partners for Dignity & Rights, Public Citizen, Indivisible and Social Security Works released a letter calling on President Joe Biden to include bold drug pricing reforms in his forthcoming American Families Plan and use the savings to implement …
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Listen: Ben Palmquist, Program Director, Health Care and Economic Democracy, on Citations Needed Podcast

Check out the most recent episode of Citations Needed, a podcast about the intersection of media, PR, and power. Ben Palmquist of Partners for Dignity & Rights discusses how health care profiteers have for decades weaponized racism, xenophobia and ideological …
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Medical Debt

No one tracks medical debt comprehensively, but credit reports, debt collections and surveys all reveal that a huge portion of the country has been forced to go into debt in order to get health care, transferring enormous wealth from households to health care companies.
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