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MCHR Board Member Kim Redigan on the Impact of COVID-19 and Water Shutoffs on School-Aged Children

Posted March 22nd, 2020  |  Statements

Kim Redigan (an MCHR board member) recently addressed the difficulties for school-aged children who are sheltering in place due to COVID-19 in a home that does not have running water.

She talked about the problems for these kids and their families — and the critical need for water service to be re-connected immediately.

Click here to read Kim’s statement.

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MCHR Statement on GM Strike

Posted September 30th, 2019  |  News  |  Statements

Michigan Coalition for Human Rights stands in solidarity with the UAW workers in their strike against GM. Read more here.

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Michigan Coalition for Human Rights Solidarity Statement on New Zealand Mosque Shootings

Posted March 27th, 2019  |  Statements

We stand with the Christchurch Muslim community and our Kiwi friends in their time of mourning and pledge our support.

We encourage people worldwide to provide donations and support to the families of victims as soon as that information becomes available.

This type of violence and the hate that motivates it is unacceptable in any country and people worldwide have a responsibility to stand up and say no.

Click here to read entire statement.

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A Call of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights – Let’s Work to Transform the Culture of Police Violence and State Terror

Posted October 3rd, 2018  |  News  |  Statements

When Europeans invaded the American continent in the 15th and 16th centuries, they either sought to plunder the wealth of the indigenous population or to establish colonies as an extension of the war capitalism practiced by their competing nation states. To satisfy the need for labor, European settlers imported African slaves in the 17th century, enacting, in the process, a harsh regime of exploitation throughout the colonies. Once these North American colonies achieved their independence through the formation of the United States in the late 18th century, those states continued to engage in war and expansion against the indigenous populations and to enslave people of African descent.

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U.S. Support for Israeli Attacks on Gaza Must End

Posted May 22nd, 2018  |  Statements

On Monday, May 14, as the Trump administration was dedicating the opening of its new embassy in Jerusalem, the Israeli military used deadly force against unarmed Palestinian civilians who were marching toward the Gaza border with Israel. On that deadly day, more than 60 Palestinians were killed and several thousand were injured, with many of the wounds being catastrophic in nature.

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