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On Saturday, February 8, 2014, the Poverty Initiative and Kairos Center will bring over 70 leaders to the Moral March in Raleigh, North Carolina organized by the sisters and brothers of Historic Thousands on Jones Street who have been leading the Moral Mondays struggle. 

On January 28th, the  to the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court to address recent legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act which has been promoted in the US in by the current administration in an effort to ensure access to health care.

Wal-Mart, the largest grocery retailer in the United States, joined the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program, forever changing the landscape of social responsibility in the food industry. Wal-Mart representatives and leaders from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers sent an unmistakable message: human rights will be the new norm in U.S. agriculture.

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This class action consolidated a number of cases brought on behalf of black schoolchildren denied admission to segregated public schools, under state law. Public facilities were previously racially segregated in the United States, particularly in the South. The case sought to challenge the "separate but equal" doctrine set forth in Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896), that governed racial segregation at the time.

Disability Advocates, Inc. (DAI) brought a suit before the U.S. District Court (NY) asserting that New York State discriminated against individuals with disabilities in violation of the ADA’s integration mandate, which requires that individuals with mental illness residing in adult care facilities in New York receive services in the most integrated setting possible in order to increase interaction with the broader community.

Petitioners challenged the 2009 decision of the State of Massachusetts to exclude a group of legal immigrants from its Commonwealth Care Health Insurance Program. Plaintiffs alleged that such exclusion violated the Equal Protection Clause recognized by the Constitution of Massachusetts.

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United States of America
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Women & ESCR
Corporate Accountability
Strategic Litigation
Economic Policy
OP-ICESCR

Yesterday, a letter demanding that Congress respect human rights on budget decisions was distributed to Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Nancy Pelosi, and copied to many other Congressional and Administration officials including President Obama.  This letter was signed by 50 organizations spread across the United States, from established national policy groups to grassroots community organizations.