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About Lecia Imbery

Senior Policy Writer
Coalition on Human Needs

Lecia Imbery joined CHN in May 2014 and is a regular contributor to the Human Needs ReportCHN’s newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. She  has over 14 years of experience in advocacy, civic engagement, volunteer management, fundraising and program management in the nonprofit field. Prior to joining CHN, Imbery managed federal and state grassroots advocacy campaigns at the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of University Women. Before coming to DC in 2006, she worked for nonprofits and engineering firms in San Francisco and Chicago.

Human Needs Report: Tax cut bills, disaster aid, anti-immigrant policies, and more

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November 13, 2017

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for articles on the House and Senate tax cut bills, year-end spending deals, disaster aid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, policies hurting immigrant communities, and more. Click here for a PDF version of the Human Needs Report. House Tax Cut Bill Heads Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Budget and Appropriations, Disaster Relief, Health Care Reform, Hurricane Harvey, Immigration, Poverty and Income, Tax Policy

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Millionaire explains how House tax cut bill would cut his taxes in half

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November 8, 2017

The House tax cut bill will slash taxes on the wealthy at the expense of human needs programs. Just ask millionaire Eric Schoenberg. Check out this great video below in which Eric, a member of Patriotic Millionaires, explains to Fox Business host Stuart Varney how the House tax cut bill will cut his taxes – and the taxes Read More »

Categories: Tax Policy

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These Cuts Hurt

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October 30, 2017

Congress just passed a budget that calls for massive cuts in human needs programs. The devastating effect these cuts would have on millions of Americans is why CHN is cosponsoring the #TheseCutsHurt social media day of action today, Monday, October 30. Members of Witnesses to Hunger and supporters across the country will be will be Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Budget and Appropriations, Housing and Homelessness, Job Training and Education, Medicaid, Medicare, Poverty and Income, SNAP, Tax Policy

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Poverty and Progress: Poverty is Down in the U.S., but New Threats Ahead

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October 27, 2017

Editor’s note: On Thursday, October 26, CHN released a report on poverty in the U.S. and actions from Congress and the Trump administration that threaten the progress we’ve made in reducing poverty. Below is the press release issued along with the report. We encourage you to read the report, use our social media toolkit and infographics to share Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Budget and Appropriations, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Economy, Health Care Reform, Housing and Homelessness, Immigration, Job Training and Education, Medicaid, Medicare, Military Spending, Poverty and Income, SNAP, Tax Policy

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Head Smacker: They’re trying to repeal the ACA…again

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September 20, 2017

Millions of Americans breathed a sigh of relief in July when the Senate failed – by one vote – to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But despite hearing from millions of you, their constituents, before, during, and after their summer recess, Senate leaders are at it again. They are trying one more time to end Read More »

Categories: Affordable Care Act, Health Care Reform, Medicaid, Opioids

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Fact of the Week: 15.6 million American households were food insecure in 2016

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September 6, 2017

An estimated 15.6 million American households were food insecure at least some time during the year in 2016, meaning they were not always able to provide enough food for all household members. This is the finding of the USDA’s annual report on food security in the U.S., released earlier today. The proportion of households who were Read More »

Categories: Child Nutrition, Food and Nutrition, SNAP

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22-day vigil to defend DACA

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August 23, 2017

The dedicated activists stand steps away from the White House, with signs calling on Congress and the Trump administration to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) programs. When passersby stop and sign their petition, the volunteers cheer and celebrate. They know they are raising awareness and increasing Read More »

Categories: Immigration

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Spending bills’ one-two punch to working families

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August 22, 2017

When members of Congress return to D.C. after Labor Day, they’ll have a lot to do in a short time. At the top of Congress’s “must do” list is passing spending legislation to keep the government open after the new fiscal year starts on October 1. With only 12 days in September when both the Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Housing and Homelessness, Job Training and Education

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Using the new poverty, income and health insurance data: a practical guide

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August 17, 2017

On September 12 and 14, the Census Bureau will release its annual poverty, income and health insurance survey data. That’s why on Thursday, September 7th, 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET, CHN will host a handy webinar to show you how to use the local, state, and national findings. You’ll get brilliant predictions and insights about Read More »

Categories: Housing and Homelessness, Poverty and Income

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Fact of the Week: House budget would cut programs for low- and middle-income people by more than one-third in 10 years

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August 11, 2017

A new analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that the 2018 House GOP budget proposal would cut programs serving low- and moderate-income people by 36 percent in 2027 alone. In total, the budget blueprint would slash these programs by $2.9 trillion over a decade. The proposal, which has already been approved Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Health Care Reform, Housing and Homelessness, Job Training and Education, Medicaid, Poverty and Income, SNAP, Social Services, Tax Policy, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

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