Joan Kuriansky: Celebrating the Work of Our Volunteers

Joan Kuriansky, The Advocates For Human Rights Volunteer Award Recipient The work done by The Advocates for Human Rights is fueled by its team of talented volunteers. One of these volunteers is Joan Kuriansky, a Washington D.C.­–based lawyer, with a strong commitment to women’s rights work, domestic violence issues, and human rights advocacy. Kuriansky began … Continue reading Joan Kuriansky: Celebrating the Work of Our Volunteers

The Advocates Submits Testimony Supporting COVID-19 Relief for All Minnesotans

The Advocates for Human Rights calls on the State of Minnesota to lead in supporting communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal government has provided crucial assistance to some families, but that legislation excludes many members of our communities. For example, the Federal CARES Act restricts stimulus funds from many mixed-status families; unemployment benefits are … Continue reading The Advocates Submits Testimony Supporting COVID-19 Relief for All Minnesotans

Updates – Supporting Victim/Survivors of Domestic Violence during the COVID-19 Pandemic

What's New? The following article provides updates to our previous blog published March 26, 2020. On April 30, 2020, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-48, which extended the Stay Home Order until May 18. The order is intended to continue to slow the spread of the virus, while allowing some people to return to work. … Continue reading Updates – Supporting Victim/Survivors of Domestic Violence during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This is No Ordinary Mother’s Day

Sarah Brenes with her mother, a nurse, on "Take Your Daughter to Work Day" This is my first Mother’s Day without my mama. I am reminded of her every day, as I follow the news about healthcare professionals on the frontline of caring for the sick and neighbors making masks. My mom was a nurse and … Continue reading This is No Ordinary Mother’s Day

Remaining the North Star During A Pandemic

The Advocates calls on the State of Minnesota to lead in supporting communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Federal Government has provided crucial assistance to some families, but that legislation excludes many members of our communities.  For example, the Federal CARES Act restricts stimulus funds from many mixed-status families; unemployment benefits are not available for … Continue reading Remaining the North Star During A Pandemic