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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Children, Fear, and Dreams

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August 16, 2017

Yesterday was the five-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Nearly 800,000 people who came to the U.S. as children have gained temporary legal status through DACA, if they met certain criteria, such as having lived continuously in the U.S. since June of 2007. DACA has allowed young people to go Read More »

Categories: Immigration, Protests

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Rethinking Workforce Training for Low-Income Moms

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August 11, 2017

Editor’s note: This post was written by Carol Burnett, the founder and executive director of the Mississippi Low-Income Child Care Initiative, a nonprofit that has been a champion for affordable child care for low-income working parents since 1998. This post was originally published on the National Women’s Law Center blog on August 8.  Single moms Read More »

Categories: Early Childhood Education, Job Training and Education

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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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Faith Leaders Stand with Young Dreamers in Front of White House​

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August 3, 2017

On August 2, faith leaders, other advocates, and young people who have legal immigrant status as part of the DACA program gathered together in front of the White House.  They were there to urge the President to maintain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  DACA was instituted by the Obama administration to help Read More »

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There is no limit to what we can accomplish together in solidarity

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August 1, 2017

Editor’s note: Raquel Douglas, CHN’s Summer 2017 intern, recently concluded her internship with us. Before leaving, she penned the following piece on her thoughts on her summer in D.C.  On July 26, President Trump tweeted that people who are transgender are banned from serving in the military. For many weeks, the Senate has tried again Read More »

Categories: Poverty and Income

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Safe and stable

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July 31, 2017

Editor’s note: July 24 marked the beginning of the National Housing Week of Action. In recognition, Michigan’s Children, a statewide independent child advocacy organization, launched “Safe and Stable”, a guest blog series to shine a light on the systems and policies that keep foster-affiliated young adults from achieving safe, stable, and affordable shelter. Blogs will be Read More »

Categories: Education and Youth Policy, Housing and Homelessness

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CHN on health care repeal vote: ‘They responded to the facts. They served the national interest.’

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July 28, 2017

Editor’s note: The following statement was issued by CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein Friday in response to the Senate’s rejection of the health care repeal bill. Senators Collins, McCain and Murkowski deserve our profound thanks, along with the entire Democratic Caucus. They voted in the interests of their constituents; they responded to the facts; they Read More »

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

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