Save the Date! CHN’s 12th Annual Human Needs Hero Reception

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May 28, 2015

The Coalition on Human Needs is proud to announce that the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) has been chosen as the 2015 Human Needs Hero. Please save the date and plan to join us July 30th as we celebrate the heroic achievements of NWLC. The 12th annual Human Needs Hero event will take place at Read More »

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Why Your Story on Nutrition Assistance Matters

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May 28, 2015

A compelling personal story is worth 100 statistics. Personal experiences can help move hearts and minds and create urgency. That’s why CHN, Center for American Progress, Food Research and Action Center, Feeding America, and Witnesses to Hunger are partnering to launch a campaign to gather and share personal experiences about vital nutrition assistance programs from Read More »

Categories: Child Nutrition, Food and Nutrition, Poverty and Income, SNAP

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Cleaning Our Rivers, Greening Our City and Creating Living Wage Jobs in Washington, DC

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May 27, 2015

Are we caring for the least of these? This is the question I constantly ask myself. Our church sits in one of the poorest wards of the District of Columbia and I often minister to men and women returning home from prison. It is our mission as a congregation to be a voice for residents Read More »

Categories: Job Training and Education, Labor and Employment, Minimum Wage, Poverty and Income

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Gasping for Support

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May 26, 2015

Living in poverty can be hazardous to your health in many respects – more incidences of violence, less access to quality grocery stores, and few safe places to exercise, just to name a few. Previous studies have shown those living in poverty also breathe dirtier air. Regular exposure to air pollution increases the risk of Read More »

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Head Smacker: If You Aint Cheating, You Aint Trying

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May 22, 2015

“If you aint cheating, you aint trying.” That’s what a currency trader at Barclays Bank shared in an online chat room about criminal currency manipulation. Those words to live by have resulted in four mammoth banks pleading guilty to federal collusion charges. They will pay fines of $5.6 billion. That’s on top of previous penalties Read More »

Categories: Immigration

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Celebrate 50 years of Head Start with an #EarlyEdChat

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May 20, 2015

Head Start is celebrating its 50th birthday! Join us and other advocates for the weekly #EarlyEdChat to celebrate this important milestone for the Head Start program. On May 21st at 2pm ET, MomsRising and special guest National Head Start Association will kick off a tweetchat via the #EarlyEdChat hashtag. Come and share your questions, stories, resources, and more on Twitter! Please make sure Read More »

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Fact of the Week: Nearly One in Four Children in the U.S. is Served by the Federal Child Support Program

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May 20, 2015

In Idaho, the proportion of children relying on Child Support Services is even higher – 28 percent. Many in the state learned that the hard way this week, as Idaho’s state legislature held an unusual special session to take up legislation to prevent the state from losing access to federal child support collection resources. Why did Read More »

Categories: Child Nutrition, Early Childhood Education, Poverty and Income, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

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Human Needs Report: Appropriations showdowns looming and TANF reform

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May 19, 2015

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 looming appropriations showdowns and proposals to reform TANF that would help (and hurt) recipients. See below for the full analysis and links to each section of the report. Click Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Income Support, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

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What Portion of Our Collective Wealth Are We Willing to Invest So That People Can Succeed?

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May 15, 2015

This post was originally published by The Huffington Post on May 14, 2015.  That is the question President Obama posed at a Georgetown University Catholic-Evangelical Summit on Overcoming Poverty on May 12.  It was a fascinating discussion – not least because it was a discussion, with the President exchanging views with two scholars and replying Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Early Childhood Education, Education and Youth Policy, Housing and Homelessness, Income Support, Medicaid, Poverty and Income, SNAP, Social Security, Social Services, Tax Policy

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10 Ideas to Save the Economy (in Easy-to-Understand Videos)

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May 13, 2015

No one who works full-time should live in poverty. And no one should have to choose between providing for their family and being a good parent. To raise awareness and inform the debate around these and other important issues, MoveOn and Robert Reich recently launched a new campaign,”The Big Picture: 10 Ideas to Save the Economy.” Read More »

Categories: Early Childhood Education, Economy, Labor and Employment, Minimum Wage, Poverty and Income

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