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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 »

Categories: Food and Nutrition, SNAP

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CHN: Immigration bills are “an unacceptable rejection of American values”

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June 21, 2018

Editor’s note: The following letter, authored by CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein, was sent to all members of the U.S. House on Thursday, June 21: Dear Representative: On behalf of the Coalition on Human Needs, I write to urge you to vote NO on the two bills related to immigration expected to come before you Read More »

Categories: Deportation, Immigration

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How to break a Census

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June 8, 2018

Editor’s note: The following blog post is authored by CHN intern Paige Brigham, a rising senior at Allegheny College. The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing Friday about the decision to include a question on citizenship in the 2020 Census. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross recently announced his Read More »

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Save the date! CHN Human Needs Hero Reception July 19th

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June 8, 2018

It’s been a roller coaster of a year and you’ve ridden with us the entire way. Together we’ve fought to defend important human needs programs, from SNAP to affordable housing to health care. And we’ve stood with immigrants and their families, women teaching us to resist and persist, young people determined to reduce gun violence, Read More »

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Socio-Emotional Health is Often Invisible, But It Still Needs Support

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May 25, 2018

Editor’s note: The following blog post is authored by Caitlin Forbes, Communications Manager for the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality. It originally appeared here. The post was written prior to the deadly school shooting that recently took place in Santa Fe, Texas. In Bountiful, Utah, on Dec. 1, 2016, a young boy fired a Read More »

Categories: Education and Youth Policy, gun violence, Health

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CHN urges Congress to reject Trump cuts that undermine children’s health program and break agreement to lift spending caps to meet needs

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May 8, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Tuesday, May 8 in response to the Trump Administration’s rescissions package:  “The members of the Coalition on Human Needs urge Congress to reject the $15.4 billion rescissions package proposed by the Trump Administration. It includes cuts to the Children’s Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Health, Social Services

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Take action to protect SNAP

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May 4, 2018

H.R. 2, the Farm Bill, threatens to deny food to 2 million people. Please take action to protect SNAP and those who rely on it. Take Action NOW: Call Your Representative!: On Tuesday, May 8th, we all need to call our members of Congress and tell them to “Vote NO on H.R. 2, the Farm Bill!” (Seriously, this Read More »

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Children and the 2018 election

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April 12, 2018

Editor’s note: The Coalition on Human Needs is participating in the Children’s Blog Carnival, hosted and sponsored by the Children’s Leadership Council.  Today’s post is authored by Charlie Bruner, Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy and RISE Institute. Previous carnival blogs have focused on  the plight of Puerto Rican children in the wake of Hurricane Read More »

Categories: child care, Child Nutrition, Early Childhood Education, Education and Youth Policy, Food and Nutrition, Health

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The high cost of child care: Where does the money go?

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April 11, 2018

Editor’s note: The Coalition on Human Needs is participating in the Children’s Blog Carnival, hosted and sponsored by the Children’s Leadership Council.  Today’s post is authored by Simon Workman, Associate Director, Early Childhood Policy, Center on American Progress. Previous carnival blogs have focused on  the plight of Puerto Rican children in the wake of Hurricane Maria; “grandfamilies,” grandparents Read More »

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Why speaking up on the President’s proposed budget matters — an afterschool perspective

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April 10, 2018

Editor’s note: The Coalition on Human Needs is participating in the Children’s Blog Carnival, hosted and sponsored by the Children’s Leadership Council.  Today’s post is authored by Eric Peterson, Vice President, Policy, at the Afterschool Alliance. Previous carnival blogs have focused on  the plight of Puerto Rican children in the wake of Hurricane Maria; “grandfamilies,” grandparents Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, child care, Education and Youth Policy

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