Action Alerts

Show Your Support for Immigrant Families
The President’s actions will mean nearly 4 million undocumented immigrants will no longer have to worry about being deported, including nearly 3.7 million parents of U.S. citizens or legal residents, and nearly 300,000 people brought here as children who have grown up here. They will now be able to come out of the shadows, work legally, get better jobs, pay taxes, and stop living in fear. We can’t overstate how huge this is. Please thank President Obama and tell Congress that you want them to support the President’s action and pass the comprehensive immigration reform that’s been languishing on Capitol Hill. Take Action Now

Urge Your Member of Congress to Raise the Minimum Wage
The Fair Minimum Wage Act would help 28 million American workers living on the minimum wage make ends meet. Higher wages will also power economic recovery and growth. Urge your Members of Congress to restore a strong minimum wage for America’s workers. Too many Americans have worked too hard for too long at wages too low to support themselves and their families—it’s time working families are given a raise! Take Action Now

Tell Congress It’s Time to Renew Unemployment Insurance
3 Million jobless people and their families are still without Unemployment Insurance because Congress has failed to act. The House and Senate must both take action to restore Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC).  They should make it retroactive to make up the benefits lost since the program was allowed to expire in December. Take Action Now

Submit Your Story to the Our American Story Project
Have a story about the way services have helped you and your family? We want to hear from you!

Half in Ten and the Coalition on Human Needs are collecting stories highlighting the ways that federal programs successfully build economic security and meet the needs of vulnerable populations. Submit your human needs program success story to the Our American Story project today.

We welcome short video clips or written stories from anyone who can speak to the benefit and success of federal programs such as direct beneficiaries, social service providers, and community, faith or business leaders. For more instructions and guidelines on submitting your story click, check back soon. A sample video is available here.


If you would like to post an action, please contact Joanna Sandager at