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December 4, 2018

Editor’s note: The following piece was written by Makenna Whitworth, CHN’s Fall 2018 intern. Makenna is a senior majoring in political science at Brigham Young University. Orange jumpsuit, shower shoes, and an armband Guilt by appearance and judged by my race Guilty until innocent in the words of a D.A. Lost in a cold dream called Read More »

Categories: Criminal justice reform

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Resources from around the Coalition: 2018 Election Analysis and Public Charge

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November 29, 2018

Editor’s note: The following piece was written by Makenna Whitworth, CHN’s Fall 2018 intern. Makenna is a senior majoring in political science at Brigham Young University. By Makenna Whitworth The 2018 election results are in and human needs advocates achieved progress on a number of issue fronts through ballot questions. We are eager to see what Read More »

Categories: Deportation, Early Childhood Education, Education and Youth Policy, Health, Health Care Reform, Immigration, Minimum Wage

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Teen uses voice to push homelessness legislation

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November 27, 2018

Editor’s note: in the school year 2017-18, student journalists at Summit Public Schools in California were given a project prompt: what does community mean to you? After discussing, the group of students consisting of Giselle Alejo, Michonni Hughes, Judy Ly, Jeana Rose Meneses, and Pauline Velazquez finalized the idea of focusing on the homeless population in Read More »

Categories: Housing and Homelessness

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Youth writes about the ignored side of the homeless population

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November 26, 2018

Editor’s note: in the school year 2017-18, student journalists at Summit Public Schools in California were given a project prompt: what does community mean to you? After discussing, the group of students consisting of Giselle Alejo, Michonni Hughes, Judy Ly, Jeana Rose Meneses, and Pauline Velazquez finalized the idea of focusing on the homeless population in Read More »

Categories: Housing and Homelessness

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CHN: Whose Interests Will Whitaker Protect?

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November 8, 2018

Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Thursday in response to Wednesday’s interim appointment of Matt Whitaker as Acting U.S. Attorney General: “The Attorney General of the United States, whether interim or not, is not the President’s lawyer. He, or she, is the nation’s lawyer. It is critically Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Census, Health Care Reform, Immigration, Medicaid, Regulation, SNAP

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CHN on the 2018 Election: Voters Want Health Care and the Economy to Work for Them

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November 7, 2018

Editor’s Note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Wednesday in response to Tuesday’s election results: “Across the nation, voters spoke loudly in favor of protecting and expanding health care, for fair wages and fair voting. Most do not think last year’s tax cuts are helping them. There Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Economy, Health, Health Care Reform, Immigration, Medicaid, Military Spending, Minimum Wage, Tax Policy

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The High Cost of Child Care: American Families in Crisis

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November 2, 2018

Editor’s note: The following piece was written by Makenna Whitworth, CHN’s Fall 2018 intern. Makenna is a senior majoring in political science at Brigham Young University. By Makenna Whitworth “In the first two years of my daughter’s life, I spent more money on child care than on anything else,” Jessica Raven, family advocate, shared at the Read More »

Resources from around the Coalition: Health care, tax cuts, affordable housing, and more

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October 25, 2018

Editor’s note: The following piece was written by Makenna Whitworth, CHN’s Fall 2018 intern. MaKenna is a senior majoring in political science at Brigham Young University. Election Day is less than two weeks away, and while Senators and Representatives are home working to get their constituents out to vote, advocates from around the Coalition continue to Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Food and Nutrition, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Tax Policy

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CHN condemns Trump Administration Memo which could lead to the curtailment of transgender rights, reverse progress

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October 24, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Wednesday in response to a leaked Trump Administration memo proposing a backward and discriminatory definition of gender. “The New York Times report that the Trump Administration may propose a definition of gender limited to the listing on one’s birth Read More »

Categories: Education and Youth Policy, Health, Health Care Reform, Labor and Employment

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Proposed change to Public Charge rule now published; CHN urges that comments be submitted

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October 10, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Wednesday in response to the Trump Administration’s proposed Department of Homeland Security rule regarding immigrants. For more information on the rule, see this article from CHN’s October 8 Human Needs Report.  “Today the Trump Administration officially published, for comment, Read More »

Categories: Deportation, Housing and Homelessness, Immigration, SNAP

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