Tag: child nutrition

Poor Excuse: Trump Budget Slashes Programs That Work Just Fine

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March 17, 2017

So the first part of the Trump budget is out, and it is one of the clearest examples of upside-down priorities you’re likely to see. It cuts funds from programs serving our people – education, nutrition, housing, job training, legal services, afterschool care… – to add money for the Pentagon. And their excuse for making Read More »

Fairness, progress and greatness trumped in partial budget; investments in people sacrificed

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March 16, 2017

The dark and dangerous priorities of the Trump Administration are laid bare in its first budget submission.  The winners are military contractors and tough guy ideologues.  The losers are the American people. Anyone who harbored hopes of investment in jobs and opportunity for working class families will be bitterly disappointed.  On its own and taken Read More »

Trump’s false promises

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March 2, 2017

Editor’s note: CHN’s response to President Trump’s Feb. 28 speech to Congress originally appeared in the Huffington Post on March 1. To hear the media describe it, we saw and heard a kinder, gentler Donald Trump at work Tuesday night. Addressing a joint session of Congress, he promised better health care with lower costs, more Read More »

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 »