Human Needs Report: Gun Control, Immigration, TANF and More

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June 27, 2016

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, our regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. This edition includes articles on appropriations and gun control, the Supreme Court Decision on immigration, Zika, TANF, the latest House GOP proposals, and more. See below for the full analysis and links to each piece in the report. Click here Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Education and Youth Policy, Health, Health Care Reform, Immigration, Medicaid, Medicare, Military Spending, Poverty and Income, Tax Policy, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

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House Dems and Gun Control: How You Can Help

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June 23, 2016

As we noted in this blog post last night, House Democrats began a “sit-in” yesterday on the House floor, imploring House leaders to vote to end the loopholes that prevent background checks for gun sales at gun shows or online and to allow gun sales to be denied to those on terror watch lists. They Read More »

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Leadership on the House Floor

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June 23, 2016

Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) went to the well of the House of Representatives today and asked colleagues to join him. His impassioned message: “What will finally make Congress do what is right” to reduce gun violence? “We can no longer be patient,” he said. And so he and many other House members (and some supportive Read More »

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Announcing: The CHN Human Needs Heroes of the Year

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June 21, 2016

On Tuesday, July 19, the Coalition on Human Needs will host our Human Needs Hero reception.  This is our only fundraiser of the year and your support enables CHN to provide resources such as the Voices for Human Needs blog you are reading right now. Voices for Human Needs features timely posts about what’s going Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Food and Nutrition, Health, Immigration, Labor and Employment, Military Spending, Poverty and Income

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LaJuana Clark’s Story: ‘It’s not how I start. It’s how I finish.’

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June 21, 2016

Editor’s note: Last week, we discussed CHN’s June 16 event, What Works – And What Doesn’t – To Reduce Poverty and Expand Opportunity. As part of that event, we heard the story of LaJuana Clark, who has struggled with homelessness and under-employment. This is LaJuana’s story. We encourage you to watch a recording of the event Read More »

Categories: Labor and Employment, Medicaid, Poverty and Income, SNAP, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

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What We Could Do With $13 Billion

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June 20, 2016
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Categories: Child Nutrition, Early Childhood Education, Housing and Homelessness, Tax Policy

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Congratulations, Rep. Gwen Moore, for Shining a Light on Efforts to Stigmatize the Poor

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June 17, 2016

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) wants government to be even-handed. Her own state’s Governor Scott Walker would like to expand mandatory drug testing to participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and to some applicants for unemployment benefits. Wisconsin already requires drug testing for poor parents seeking cash assistance (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), joining Read More »

Categories: Poverty and Income, SNAP, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

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What works to fight poverty?

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June 16, 2016

Poverty has been in the news a lot lately. Two years ago we marked the 50th anniversary of LBJ’s famous War on Poverty. This year is the 20th anniversary of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which supplanted Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). And a GOP task force whose members were Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Child Nutrition, Economy, Food and Nutrition, Health Care Reform, Housing and Homelessness, Income Support, Job Training and Education, Labor and Employment, Medicaid, Minimum Wage, Poverty and Income, SNAP, Social Services, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Unemployment Insurance

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What Works – and What Doesn’t – to Reduce Poverty and Expand Opportunity

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June 14, 2016

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who watched and attended our event on Thursday, June 16. The recording will be available here shortly. Until then, feel free to check out the many resources we’ve compiled at the bottom of that page.  At CHN, we’re busy getting ready for a big event this Thursday (hopefully you’ve already heard about it from Read More »

Categories: Poverty and Income, SNAP, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

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Human Needs Report: Appropriations, Child Nutrition, Zika Funding and More

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June 13, 2016

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, our regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. This edition includes articles on appropriations, the GOP poverty plan, child nutrition reauthorization, funding to fight Zika, and more. See below for the full analysis and links to each piece in the report. Click here for the full Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Child Nutrition, Health, Labor and Employment, Military Spending

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