Success in defeating harsh cuts to SNAP in the House!

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May 18, 2018

Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, on the success in defeating harsh cuts to SNAP/food stamps in the House of Representatives: The defeat of the farm bill is a great victory, because it is a rejection of mean-spirited and wrong-headed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called food Read More »

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Consumer protections from payday lenders survive – for now

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May 18, 2018

The Trump Administration, payday lenders, and their allies in Congress have been working for some time now to roll back protections designed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to restrict the predatory practice of payday lending. Today consumer advocates are celebrating, at least for now. Here’s why: last night, the legislative clock expired when Read More »

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Sandy’s SNAP Story

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May 17, 2018

Editor’s note: The video below features Sandy, a volunteer with MomsRising. Sandy received SNAP while caring for her aging parents when they had back-to-back health emergencies, but the proposed work requirements in the Farm Bill would deeply harm families like hers if they are enacted. Watch her story below. The House is poised to take up the Read More »

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SNAP changed my life. Stop targeting it with cuts.

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May 16, 2018

Editor’s note: The piece below was written by Sharvonne Williams, a former RESULTS REAL Change Fellow. It was originally published on RESULTS’ blog on May 14. The House is poised to take up the Farm Bill – with disastrous cuts to SNAP – as early as Friday, May 18th! Please CALL NOW and tell your Representative Read More »

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How the House’s SNAP cuts would hurt children

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May 11, 2018

The House is likely to vote as soon as next week on the Farm Bill, legislation that includes the reauthorization of SNAP/food stamps. Despite historically being a bipartisan bill, the version put forth by the House GOP leaders this year includes sweeping, even stricter work requirements for recipients than those that are already in place. Read More »

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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 »

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Fact of the Week: Nearly 70 percent of critical human needs programs have lost ground since FY10

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May 8, 2018

Afterschool programs for children cut by nearly 10 percent. Juvenile justice programs cut by more than 40 percent. Housing for the elderly cut by 28 percent; housing for people with disabilities cut by one-third. Heating and cooling assistance for low-income people cut by more than one-third (38 percent). Out of the 181 programs tracked by Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, child care, Job Training and Education, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Poverty and Income, 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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Resources from around the Coalition: Cuts to SNAP, threats to housing, the 2020 Census and more

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May 4, 2018

Cuts to SNAP. Threats to housing. Stock buybacks for corporations. While Senators and Representatives are home this week, advocates are making their voices heard at events and in-district meetings. Those who care about human needs also preparing for Congress’s return to D.C. next week and the flurry of legislative activity that is set to follow. Read More »

Categories: Census, Child Nutrition, Food and Nutrition, Housing and Homelessness, SNAP, Tax Policy

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Head Smacker: The theory of winners and losers

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April 27, 2018

House Chaplain Fr. Patrick Conroy was asked to resign by Speaker Paul Ryan, we learned yesterday. Maybe he couldn’t get with the program. On November 6, as a House committee was taking up the tax cut legislation, Father Conroy offered his daily prayer. In part, it said “As legislation on taxes continues to be debated Read More »

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