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National Economic & Social Rights Initiative (NESRI)
With inequities of power and wealth out of control, democracy and our planet under threat, and the most basic of human needs denied to millions, there is growing recognition that we need a new social contract that fundamentally reshapes our social and economic arrangements. But what would that look like, and how can we get there from where we are today? A human rights vision of targeted universalism—built on the pillars of universal public goods, equity, and participatory democracy—provides a powerful counterweight to the current politics of divisiveness and opens strategic opportunities to build power through grassroots, member-led campaigns that move transformative policies at the local, state and federal levels. This session will include a presentation and participatory group discussion on new models in housing, education, energy, heath care and other spheres that offer the potential to build a fundamentally different future.
Executive Director, NESRI