Tag: child nutrition

More than 1,300 groups tell Congress and Trump: Don’t take America backwards

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January 25, 2017

Earlier today, CHN and more than 1,300 national, state and local groups sent a powerful message to Congress and the Trump Administration: don’t harm low-income people or the programs they depend on. The news release about this action is below. To see a copy of the letter and a list of the signers, click here. To Read More »

The Trump Agenda Poses A Major Threat to America’s Children

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January 19, 2017

Editor’s note: As we approach the inauguration of President Trump, this Washington Monthly piece by Olivia Golden is a must-read item. Olivia is Executive Director of the Center for Law and Social Policy, and, we are proud to say, serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Coalition on Human Needs. She reminds us Read More »

Emperor penguins and coalitions.

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December 23, 2016

I was half-watching a nature show about emperor penguins last night while making dinner. Hearing about mom and dad penguins taking turns to make an arduous 2-month journey to find food for their baby, I was grateful that the garlic I was chopping came from a market 10 minutes away. But this really caught my Read More »

‘People recognize that we are in the fight of our lives’

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December 22, 2016

Editor’s note: Politico Pro recently interviewed CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein about what CHN expects and fears with the new Congress and incoming Administration. This is their published article. Remember that whether you are an individual or whether you represent a local, state or national organization, you can signify your support for CHN’s SAVE for Read More »

Human Needs Report: What actions the 114th Congress took – and didn’t – before heading home

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December 20, 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 the stopgap spending measure, aid that will finally flow to Flint, other actions the 114th Congress took – and didn’t – before wrapping up, and updates on Read More »

Don’t agonize — Organize!

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December 20, 2016

Last week, some 1,400 people from across the country signed up for a CHN-sponsored webinar entitled, The New Congress: How It Plans to Cut and How to Fight Back. The webinar featured U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, a Massachusetts Democrat who has led anti-hunger efforts in Congress; Ellen Teller, Director of Government Affairs for the Food Read More »

The Implications of Marginal Food Security

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November 16, 2016

If you work in the anti-poverty field, it is likely that you’ve heard of food security and food insecurity, but hidden between the two categories is another subcategory: marginal food security. What makes a household marginally food secure? According to the USDA, a household is marginally food secure if there are “one or two reported Read More »

The state of poverty in your state

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October 14, 2016

In the wake of the September release of the 2015 Census Bureau data on poverty, CHN put out a national report, The High Cost of Being Poor in the U.S., which detailed our findings on the state of poverty around the country and what measures helped pull people out of poverty last year. The Census Read More »

Closing the opportunity gap for our children

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October 12, 2016

“Children remain more likely to be poor in America than any other age group, with nearly one in five in poverty in 2015. As with adults, children of color experience poverty at much higher rates that their white peers. In fact, African American and Latino children are roughly 2.5 times more likely to be poor Read More »

The high cost of being poor in the U.S.

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September 20, 2016

Today, fresh off the new U.S. Census Bureau poverty numbers, we released The High Cost of Being Poor in the U.S., which explores challenges the 43.1 million adults and children still living in poverty face. These challenges include high costs in areas such as rent, food, child care and predatory lending. A few highlights: 59 Read More »