Our Work

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Partnering With Movements

Partners for Dignity and Rights provides multi-disciplinary and direct support to our partners’ campaigns. This includes strategy, policy, research and documentation, advocacy, communications, and alliance building support. We work with our partners to advance bold ideas on how to organize our society and shift the debate on the need for public goods, equity and inclusion of all communities.

 

In order to support democratic social movement infrastructure, Partners for Dignity and Rights also coordinates coalitions and networks emerging from joint work. In this work, we use an “anchoring” model, where we take responsibility for the day-to-day functioning for the collective work but strategic, political, and resource decisions are made by a community or worker-led governing body and the coalition or network maintains its own political identity.

 

 

Initiatives

Partners for Dignity and Rights employs the strategies above across the following areas of work:

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A New Social Contract

We must rewrite the rules of power that have led us to the current crisis of rights and democracy our country is facing. A significant part of the answer to that challenge lies in communities, workers, and social movements on …
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Dignity in Schools

Partners for Dignity & Rights works with youth, parents, educators and advocates to transform our public school systems to end school pushout and create learning environments that protect the human right to dignity and support the full academic, social and …
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Health Care

Partners for Dignity and Rights supports the growing people’s movement for the human right to health care, which is building momentum for a universal health care system that is equitably financed and provides health care as a public good, not a commodity.
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Public Budgeting

How our governments raise and spend our public money to help us meet our needs is a reflection of the extent to which it recognizes the importance of dignity and freedom in our communities. Dignity and freedom are severely compromised …
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Land and Housing

Partners for Dignity & Rights collaborates with community organizations and advocates for the right to participatory development that ensures decent housing, jobs and healthy and thriving communities. We seek to advance models that are non-speculative and ensure community control over …
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Low Wage Workers

Partners for Dignity and Rights works with the worker center movement to build the power and participation of workers to enforce their right to work with dignity. So long as retaliation, intimidation, and discrimination are the standard way of doing business, low wage workers are stripped of any power to determine their conditions of work and, by extension, the conditions of their lives and that of their families.