It’s Time to Talk to Your Members of Congress!

Congress has gone home for a two-week recess, April 7-24.  Here is the information you need to speak out against cuts to human needs programs, against repeal of the health care law, and for investing to meet human needs.

Read CHN Executive Director’s Statement on President Trump’s FY18 Budget: Trump’s Budget Would Harm Workers, Consumers, Women, and Families. Congress Will Be Held Accountable. Listen to the press call where U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and leaders of the Clean Budget Coalition call for a clean FY 2017 budget. Take action and sign our petition to tell Congress we need a budget that works for all.


FY2018 Budget: Visit our resource page here for CHN analysis and news. To learn how Trump’s FY18 budget proposal could impact your state, check out our state fac t sheets

On January 25th, over 1,300 national, state, and local organizations delivered a warning to the new Congress and Administration telling them to protect human needs. Learn more, sign the letter & spread the word. 

Join the Coalition! Help us lift up our collective voices and fight for human needs. National groups can learn more about membership here and individuals should sign-up for Coalition email updates and action alerts.

  • Budget
  • Economy
  • Nutrition
  • Poverty
  • Jobs
  • Tax Policy
  • Health

Send Us Your Story

Has the Affordable Care Act helped you or someone you know? What about Medicaid? Congress is currently debating whether to repeal the ACA and whether to significantly alter or scale back Medicaid, which
helps millions of Americans get needed care. Maybe the ACA or Medicaid have helped you – maybe they have helped someone you know. A loved one, a relative, a friend, a coworker, a client.

The Coalition on Human Needs is collecting stories from ordinary Americans who count on these important programs. We will gather the most compelling stories and share them with members of Congress, allies and the media. We want to hear from you. Send us your story!

SAVE for ALL Campaign

Strengthening America’s Values and Economy (SAVE) for All is a coalition of national, state and local advocacy groups, service providers, faith-based organizations, policy experts, labor and civil rights groups working to protect important services from harmful federal budget cuts and to save the federal capacity to spur economic recovery and progress for the benefit of all.