In commemoration of the 64th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this year, the US Human Rights Network is highlighting 64 member and partner organizations as a way to raise awareness about the domestic human rights movement.
After the recent U.S. presidential election, we recognize that our work to ensure that the U.S. lives up to its human rights obligations continues.
Voter suppression in the U.S. threatens the fundamental right to cast a ballot. Although it takes many forms, the 2011 legislative sessions witnessed states across the country passing voter identification and other laws designed to restrict access to voting.
As we continue our 64 Day Campaign for Human Rights to raise awareness of the organizations promoting human rights and domestic human rights issues, this week we highlight seven organizations defending voting, housing, and healthcare rights.
This week, we feature and commend the hard work of the NAACP and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law for their work on voting rights. We highlight The Vermont Worker's Center and their successful Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign. We also highlight the important housing rights work of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, Causa Justa/Just Cause, and Los Angeles Community Action Center.
We believe strongly in the human rights and dignity of all people, including poor and homeless persons, who are often marginalized and stigmatized. We believe that homelessness is a symptom of poverty, and that our country will only dedicate the resources necessary to address these critical issues when human rights becomes part of our political, legal, and cultural conversation. National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty