Tag: tax policy

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 »

Don’t agonize — Organize!


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 »

Experts on Poverty Send Wave of Reality to the Media


December 15, 2016

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on RESULTS’ blog on November 21. Advocacy of all kinds, including Letters to the Editor like those described below, will be critical in the coming year. That’s why we hope you’ll join us on Friday, Dec. 16 at 12pm ET for a webinar on expected cuts to human needs Read More »

A positive response to the Bannon-Trump White House, the Destructive Disposition of his Cabinet members and the dangerous choices being considered by Congress


December 13, 2016

Editor’s note: We are pleased and grateful to post this call to action 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 Read More »

The New Congress: How it Plans to Cut…And How to Fight Back


December 8, 2016

The Affordable Care Act. Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP, SSI. Tax rates for the wealthy and corporations. The new Congress wants to repeal, restrict and/or cut all of these. How will they use their rules to try to carry all this out? And how will Senators who oppose these goals try to stop the cuts? Join our Read More »

Our work continues


November 9, 2016

This was a hard election cycle. Nationwide, many were distressed and turned off by the tenor of the campaigns. And today, while millions of Americans celebrate, millions more feel defeated. But regardless of which candidate you supported and whether you’re celebrating or somber today, this fact remains: millions of Americans are still counting on us Read More »

Outcomes: programs that work for human needs


October 28, 2016

As supporters of human needs programs, we know federal programs are essential and effective tools in the fight against poverty and inequality. Now we have new advocacy tools that help you show just how essential and effective these programs are: announcing CHN’s new Outcomes fact sheets. CHN’s new Outcomes sheets compile research and resources on Read More »

The election, tax policy and the economy


October 17, 2016

Last Friday, we noted that some very important issues have not gotten much attention in this campaign season. We cannot tell you who to vote for – hence the silenced Head Smacker. But we can describe the Clinton and Trump tax proposals, and what the evidence says their impact is likely to be on the Read More »

Head-Smacking in the Election Season


October 14, 2016

As you may know, the Coalition on Human Needs is the kind of tax-exempt organization that cannot take any positions on candidates for public office. While the campaign season has provided no shortage of opportunities for head-smacking, the best we can do for most of these is to urge you to consult your physician for Read More »

The state of poverty in your state


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 »