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About Lecia Imbery

Senior Policy Writer
Coalition on Human Needs

Lecia Imbery joined CHN in May 2014 and is a regular contributor to the Human Needs ReportCHN’s newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. She  has over 14 years of experience in advocacy, civic engagement, volunteer management, fundraising and program management in the nonprofit field. Prior to joining CHN, Imbery managed federal and state grassroots advocacy campaigns at the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of University Women. Before coming to DC in 2006, she worked for nonprofits and engineering firms in San Francisco and Chicago.

Webinar on Trump’s plan to cut human needs programs

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March 20, 2017

UPDATE: While this webinar already took place, you can watch a recording and view the webinar slides here. Join CHN’s webinar to find out more. Tuesday, March 21, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT President Trump’s partial budget heavily cuts domestic programs to pay for a $54 billion Pentagon spending increase. Learn about the expected impact on Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Budget and Appropriations

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Human Needs Report: ACA Repeal bill, FY17 & 18 spending work, revised travel ban and more

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March 13, 2017

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for articles on House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, the revised travel ban, President Trump’s cabinet, worker protections under threat and the Supreme Court nominee. Click here for the full Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Budget and Appropriations, Executive orders, Health, Health Care Reform, Housing and Homelessness, Immigration, Labor and Employment, Medicaid, Military Spending, Poverty and Income, Tax Policy

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Head Smacker: GOP health care plan would make the poor sicker so they can make the rich wealthier

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March 8, 2017

“This bill sends a loud and clear message: tax cuts for special interests and the wealthy matter more than your health care.” This is how Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) described House Republicans’ legislation, unveiled on March 6, to repeal the Affordable Care Act and dismantle Medicaid. There’s so much head-smacking material in their versions of Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Health, Health Care Reform, Medicaid, Poverty and Income, Tax Policy

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Fact of the Week: Number of Children Benefiting from Federal Low-Income Child Care Program at 17-Year Low

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February 28, 2017

The number of children receiving child care funded by the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) fell to a 17-year low, according to the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). The CCDBG is the primary source of federal funding for helping low-income families pay for child care, with half of the families who Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Early Childhood Education, Poverty and Income

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Human Needs Report: Spending work, the ACA, Trump’s cabinet and more

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February 21, 2017

Congress is currently in its first recess of the year. CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a look at what members tackled before the break, and what’s waiting for them when they return on Feb. 27. Read on for articles on FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, House Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Executive orders, Health Care Reform, Immigration, Labor and Employment, Medicaid, Military Spending, Poverty and Income, Unemployment Insurance

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Resources from around the Coalition: Presidents’ Day recess edition

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February 15, 2017

The first recess period for the new Congress begins this Saturday, Feb. 18, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 26. Several of CHN’s members and friends have put together resources for advocates to use during this recess when members of Congress will be home in their states and districts. Use these tools to reach out to Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Executive orders, Health, Health Care Reform, Immigration, Labor and Employment, Medicaid, Medicare, Poverty and Income

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Head Smacker: Pentagon buried study showing $125 billion in waste, but Congress and the Trump Administration want to give it more money

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February 10, 2017

According to the Washington Post, the Pentagon buried an internal study that found $125 billion in administrative waste because it was afraid Congress would use the findings to cut the defense budget. Despite this, the Trump Administration and some members of Congress are preparing to give even more money to the Pentagon for the current Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Military Spending

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Human Needs Report: Immigration, cabinet picks, the ACA and more

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February 6, 2017

Congress has been in session for just over a month now, and the Trump Administration is just a couple of weeks old. CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a look at what they’ve been up to – and how advocates have responded – in what’s been a busy beginning Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Economy, Education and Youth Policy, Health, Health Care Reform, Housing and Homelessness, Immigration, Labor and Employment, Poverty and Income

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President Trump, honor our promise

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February 1, 2017

Last weekend, President Trump signed an Executive Order effectively banning Muslims from seven countries from entering the U.S. and suspending the refugee resettlement program. Advocates across the country rightly responded with outrage and concern, holding protests at airports and other public places, and flooding the Twitter feeds, phone lines, and email boxes of the Trump Read More »

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CHN Applauds Boycott of Price Confirmation Vote

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January 31, 2017

Earlier today, Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted the votes to approve the confirmations of Rep. Tom Price for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and of Steve Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary. CHN opposes Rep. Price’s nomination and applauds the Senators for taking this action, which effectively delayed the votes on Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Health, Health Care Reform, Immigration, Medicaid

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