Olivia Alperstein is the Media Manager at the Institute for Policy Studies. She works to advance bold policies and ideas and challenge unjust policies through strategic communications on issues impacting human health and survival. She believes that strategic messaging and compelling stories are critical to to persuade decision-makers and ordinary people to care and take action. For years, she has used her communications skills to fight the good fight, and she is honored to work and collaborate with amazing advocates and partners on issues from human rights to climate change. Her prior experience includes work in communications, development, legal organizations, political campaigns, and not-for-profit advocacy.

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Martin Sheen, Opal Tometi, Danny Glover y Kerry Kennedy Presentarán la 45 ava edición Anual de los Premios de Derechos Humanos Letelier-Moffitt del Institute for Policy Studies

Martin Sheen y Kerry Kennedy entregarán el premio nacional a la Coalición Internacional para la Abolición de la Tortura y Apoyo a Sobrevivientes (TASSC), Opal Tometi entregará el premio internacional a la Organización Fraternal Negra de Honduras (OFRANEH), y Danny Glover pronunciará comentarios sobre la recaudación de fondos y cómo apoyar la ceremonia de premios Letelier-Moffitt.

Martin Sheen, Opal Tometi, Danny Glover, and Kerry Kennedy Will Present at the Institute for Policy Studies’ 45th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

Martin Sheen and Kerry Kennedy will present the domestic award to Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International (TASSC), Opal Tometi will present the international award to the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH), and Danny Glover will follow up with remarks about the Letelier-Moffitt awards ceremony.

$21 Trillion over 20 Years: Breaking New Report Analyzes the Full Cost of Militarization Since 9/11

“Our $21 trillion investment in militarism has cost far more than dollars. It has cost the lives of civilians and troops lost in war, and the lives ended or torn apart by our brutal and punitive immigration, policing and mass incarceration systems.”

The Institute for Policy Studies’ 45th Annual Sheridan Circle Ceremony in D.C. to Commemorate the Assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt

2021 Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awardees Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International (TASSC) and the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) will be in attendance.

The Institute for Policy Studies Welcomes New Staff Union

Staff members will be represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild of the Communications Workers of America. Card check conducted on June 11.

New Report: Two-fifths of the Private Foundations of America’s Wealthiest Families Paid out Less than Required in 2018

Together 50 families hold about half of the wealth of the bottom half of all U.S.households, an estimated 65 million families, and their wealth grew at ten times the rate of ordinary families during the last 40 years.

New Report: Silver Spoon Oligarchs: How America’s 50 Largest Inherited-Wealth Dynasties Accelerate Inequality

Together 50 families hold about half of the wealth of the bottom half of all U.S.households, an estimated 65 million families, and their wealth grew at ten times the rate of ordinary families during the last 40 years.

COVID Relief: The Biggest Health Care Expansion in a Decade

The American Rescue Plan will help over 1 million uninsured Americans get covered — and cut premiums by half for millions more.

Don’t Trash the Affordable Care Act—Expand It

Not even a raging pandemic stopped Republicans from dragging yet another effort to throw millions off their health care to the Supreme Court.

Time to Put an End to the Nuclear Age

2020 has been hard enough. The last thing the world needs this year is nuclear weapons.

The US Should Apologize for Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki

It’s past time to eliminate nuclear weapons, for good.

I Take Hydroxychloroquine. Please Don’t Hoard It.

To prevent hoarding and protect public health, we need to move towards universal care and lower-cost drugs.

Mending Our Welcome Mat

This nation of immigrants should shelter more Syrian refugees.

Georgia’s Educational Neglect

Some schools are still separate and unequal when it comes to students with disabilities.

When Children Hurt, Schools Can Help

Nobody should lose out on a good education because of a bad experience.

Flagging Hate Speech

It shouldn’t have taken 150 years and the deaths of nine innocent churchgoers for Southern states to renounce the Confederate flag.