Welcome to the
Voices for Human Needs Podcast

Welcome to the Voices for Human Needs Podcast! We hope to educate both emerging and experienced activists in their journey of activism alongside organizers, community leaders, and policy advocates on behalf of greater equity and justice. Each episode will focus on a current issue of anti-poverty policy being debated in Washington D.C., feature local leaders and national experts discussing this policy issue, and inform listeners about how they can get involved with ongoing advocacy campaigns.

Listen to our show wherever you get your podcasts (available on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and more), follow, and subscribe to receive notifications when we release a new episode. 

If you have any questions or comments regarding an episode or suggestions for future episodes, please send us a recorded message! Your voice may then be included in the next podcast!

Episode summaries

Learn more about each episode’s topic, speakers, and actions you can take to get involved with ongoing advocacy campaigns at each episode’s blog post summary below. Accessible show transcripts are provided in each post.

TRAILER EPISODE: WELCOME TO THE VOICES FOR HUMAN NEEDS PODCAST

Episode 1: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage

Episode 2: A Critical Moment to Reduce Child Poverty

Episode 3: How to Ensure Equity Before and After Birth for All Families? Investments in Paid Leave and Child Care. A Conversation with Advocate Joy Spencer

Joy Spencer, speaker headshot

Episode 4: Housing is Health Care, and finding the political will to end homelessness. 

EPISODE 5: SECURING A PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION REFORM

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