Tag: poverty

CHN’s Deborah Weinstein featured on Ralph Nader Radio Hour

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March 27, 2017

Editor’s note: Last week, CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein appeared on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour to discuss President Trump’s proposed budget, and America’s spending priorities. You can listen to a recording of the show here. Please note that the 15-minute segment featuring Deborah takes place 41:26 into the recording. Read More »

President Trump’s budget blueprint and his broken promise to revive the American dream

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March 22, 2017

Editor’s note: This post was written by Leo Nguyen, CHN’s Spring semester student intern. On July 11th, 2015, at a rally in Phoenix, Candidate Trump proclaimed, “The American Dream is dead, but I am going to make it bigger, stronger, and better than ever before.” On March 16, President Trump released the America First “skinny Read More »

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 »

‘I am now on Medicaid, and I can get the necessary tests done’

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March 10, 2017

Editor’s note: Congress is considering repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and is debating major structural changes, and perhaps significant cuts, to Medicaid, which serves 74 million Americans. Voices for Human Needs is reaching out and telling the stories of those who could be harmed if the ACA is repealed without a suitable replacement or if Medicaid Read More »

‘I could never afford the medicines I get through Medicaid’

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March 3, 2017

Editor’s note: Congress is considering repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and is debating major structural changes, and perhaps significant cuts, to Medicaid, which serves 74 million Americans. Voices for Human Needs is reaching out and telling the stories of those who could be harmed if the ACA is repealed without a suitable replacement or if Medicaid 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »