Tag: poverty

Resources from around the Coalition: Presidents’ Day recess edition


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


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 »

Let’s stand up and fight for what we believe in


February 2, 2017

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on RESULTS’ blog on Dec. 15, 2016.  According to the narrative the world tells about people like me, I should never have graduated from college with a 4.0 GPA. I should never have been chosen as commencement speaker. I probably should never have made it to college at Read More »

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


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 »

Drawing the Women’s March on Washington


January 24, 2017

Well over a million people attended Women’s Marches in Washington, DC, across the country and the globe. I was one of them, and so was my daughter, Lauren Weinstein, who draws/writes comics for The Village Voice. I hope you will forgive my motherly pride in sharing her depiction of the DC March. We show the Read More »

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


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 »

Human Needs Report: the 115th Congress Begins


January 17, 2017

The 115th Congress convened on Jan. 3 and hit the ground running. CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a look at what Members have been working on in their first two weeks as they prepare for the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United Read More »

People are not blight


January 10, 2017

Editor’s note: Voices  for Human Needs is pleased to welcome guest authors James Grinnell, James Abro and Bret Stephenson. Their bios appear beneath this post. By James Grinnell, James Abro and Bret Stephenson In April 2016, Reno, Nevada began using a $1 million blight mitigation fund to restore parts of the city that had become Read More »

Why care so much about the poor?


January 9, 2017

Why care so much about the poor, the destitute and the disabled? That is the question that I recently woke up asking myself. I do care, and the people whom I admire most care, too. Now 83 years old, I have spent the majority of those years writing about people in need — often through Read More »

Will Dr. Price ‘do no harm?’


December 27, 2016

Editor’s note: The following blog post is authored by Kenan Heise, a Chicago journalist who has for decades illuminated the lives of poor people in his morally powerful writings. He has written for the Chicago Tribune and other major daily papers; he founded the “The Neediest Children’s Christmas Fund” in 1969 with the help of other reporters. Now run Read More »