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I know West Virginia kids depend on SNAP. I was one.

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September 21, 2018

Editor’s note: The following op-ed, by Teresa Blake-Allen, appeared in the Sept. 20, 2018 edition of the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Blake-Allen is a school teacher at South Harrison Middle School in Lost Creek, West Virginia. By Teresa Blake-Allen Congress is debating the future of a program that is key to feeding almost one in five West Read More »

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Resources from around the Coalition: 2017 Census poverty data

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September 20, 2018

Editor’s note: The following blog post was written by Makenna Whitworth, CHN’s Fall 2018 intern. On Wednesday, September 12 and Thursday, September 13, the U.S. Census Bureau released the latest national, state, and local data about income, poverty, and health insurance. Since then, CHN and its members have been busy assessing this latest information concerning low-income Read More »

Categories: Census, Poverty and Income

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Progress in Fighting Poverty Slows — And for the First Time in Years, the Number of Uninsured Americans Does Not Significantly Decline

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September 12, 2018

Editor’s note: CHN on Wednesday, Sept. 12 issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest census and poverty data. For more information, please visit our 2017 Census and Poverty Data Resource Page. After years of progress, the decline in the poverty rate slowed between 2016 and 2017, according to U.S. Census Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Census, Economy, Health Care Reform, Housing and Homelessness, Medicaid, SNAP, Social Security

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CHN commends Senate’s appropriations vote; urges future House-Senate conferees to avoid poison pill amendments

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August 24, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Friday, Aug. 24 in response to Senate passage of the combined $854 billion Labor-HHS-Defense-Education appropriations bill. “We commend Senate passage of the Labor-HHS-Defense-Education appropriations bill on a bipartisan 85-7 vote. The bill includes additional resources for child care and Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, child care, Education and Youth Policy, Labor and Employment, Opioids

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GOP tax law isn’t just about taxes — it’s undermining American health care

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August 15, 2018

Editor’s note: The op-ed excerpted below was written by Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, and Margarida Jorge, co-director of Health Care for America Now! It was originally published by The Hill on Aug. 9. On Aug. 12, the New York Times editorial board published a piece titled, “You Know Who the Tax Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Health, Health Care Reform, Medicaid, Tax Policy

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Journeys: Timely New Book Examines Immigrants’ Stories

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August 3, 2018

Editor’s note: The following blog post is authored by CHN intern Paige Brigham, a rising senior at Allegheny College. The story of Ahmed Ahmed began in his home country of Somalia, where his father worked his way out of poverty to provide a comfortable life for a family of ten. As Somalia became a country Read More »

Categories: Immigration

Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination: A threat to health care, workers, consumers — and even to the rule of law

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July 10, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Tuesday, July 10 in response to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court: “The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court poses grave risks to workers, consumers, and all Americans who seek legal Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Health, Health Care Reform, Labor and Employment, Payday lending, Regulation

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CHN on Janus vs. AFSCME: ‘Workplace standards for millions will be at risk’

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June 27, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Wednesday, June 27 in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus vs. AFSCME.  “Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling continues almost 50 years of attacks on workers and unions in the U.S. The proud American tradition of organizing Read More »

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CHN: Travel ban ruling overlooks anti-Muslim bias and anti-family agenda

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June 26, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Tuesday, June 26 in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Hawaii vs. Trump: “In disregarding repeated statements showing the Trump anti-Muslim bias, the Supreme Court has affirmed an injustice. The decision recalls our worst national acts, not Read More »

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House Farm Bill Will Make Millions Hungrier

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June 21, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Thursday, June 21 in response to the House passage of the farm bill (H.R. 2), which contains deep cuts and harmful changes to SNAP/food stamps: “By a very slim 2-vote margin, House members voted today to deny food assistance Read More »

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