Resolution H.R. 416 Promotes U.S. Human Rights Leadership
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) introduced this important resolution, H. Res. 416, on May 7, 2009 calling for the U.S. to renew its global leadership on human rights by ratifying outstanding human rights treaties that protect basic economic and social rights, including the human right to housing.
Of particular importance, the resolution includes language suggested by NLCHP for a "thorough review [of] domestic policy and legislative proposals that would improve the economic, social, political, cultural, and civil rights and lives of marginalized communities within the United States."