Tag: poverty

The Trump budget: A harsh attack on our own people

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May 23, 2017

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of CHN, issued the following statement Tuesday in response to President Trump’s budget proposal. A PDF version of this statement can be found here.  “Members of Congress should rise up to reject the bleak and dangerous vision in President Trump’s budget. Its massive denial of help to people struggling to Read More »

Hands Off!

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May 22, 2017

By now you probably have heard: the Trump administration tomorrow (Tuesday, May 23) will release its budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, which begins Oct. 1. We don’t know every detail of the proposal, but what we have seen leaked out in the media has us and every other proponent of basic living standards and Read More »

The big squeeze on human needs programs continues

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May 22, 2017

Editor’s note: This piece was originally published by The Hill on May 19. Stay tuned to CHN’s blog and emails for more information on President Trump’s FY18 budget, anticipated Tuesday, May 23, which is expected to slash trillions of dollars from programs that help low-income Americans. To learn more about the budget, as well as recommended messages Read More »

To raise basic living standards, we must first #RaiseTheCaps

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May 18, 2017

“On Tuesday, the President is expected to unveil a budget that busts through spending caps for defense while slashing domestic investment, which are also critical to our defense. We can’t have a secure nation if our citizens aren’t educated, aren’t healthy, and don’t have access to opportunities.” – House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer On Thursday, Read More »

Fact of the Week: More than 80 percent of critical human needs programs have lost ground since FY10

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May 16, 2017

Minority health programs cut by 10 percent. Juvenile justice programs cut nearly in half. Housing for the elderly cut by 46 percent; housing for people with disabilities cut nearly 57 percent. Job training to assist ex-offenders reintegrating into their communities cut nearly 28 percent. Out of the 167 programs tracked by CHN that assist low-income people, Read More »

Human Needs Report: Advocates denounce ACA repeal bill, FY17 spending bill avoids a shutdown, FY18 budget work and more

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May 8, 2017

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for articles on the House ACA repeal vote, the FY17 spending bill that avoided a shutdown, FY18 budgets, President Trump’s tax cut agenda and more. Click here for the full PDF of the Human Needs Report. Advocates Denounce House Passage of ACA Repeal Bill Read More »

Fight for $15: Advocates rally for increase in federal minimum wage

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April 27, 2017

Dorothy Staub cherished her job as a caseworker with the National Guard in Erie County, Pennsylvania. She helped veterans handle a wide array of problems, ranging from financial difficulties to mental and emotional crises, including substance abuse and thoughts of suicide. Until one day the federal contractor she worked for lost its contract and laid Read More »

Tell Congress: Do No Harm

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April 25, 2017

You’ve likely heard about what’s going on in Washington, D.C. this week. Members of Congress, faced with a deadline that could come Friday or slide into next week, are negotiating a FY17 spending bill that could further threaten human needs programs. We’ve heard this song before. We need you to take action. Tell your Representative and Read More »

Resources from around the Coalition: Tackling hunger in low-income neighborhoods, WIC’s positive results, high-quality child care proposals and more

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April 19, 2017

Closing racial disparities in homeownerships. Ending domestic hunger in low-income communities. Tackling the gender pay gap. Proposing commonsense, high-quality, and realistic child care reform. CHN’s coalition members are producing great work on very important issues. This week, we continue our Resources from around the Coalition blog series, highlighting important resources you should be aware of. A new report Read More »

Strong foundations: the economic futures of kids and communities

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April 14, 2017

“Our young people are the future, and we all want them to have the support they need for successful and fulfilling lives. As a central banker, I recognize the benefits to the broader economy when more people are better prepared for work and for managing their finances. In short, ensuring that all of our kids have Read More »