Outside Tax Prom, Protesters Offer a Different Party

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November 21, 2017

Editor’s note: This piece was written by Negin Owliaei, a co-editor and researcher at Inequality.org. It was published on November 17 on Inequality.org, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies. CHN’s Executive Director Deborah Weinstein spoke at the event covered below.  On the same day that the House of Representatives passed their version of the Read More »

10 Things We’re Even More Thankful for This Thanksgiving

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November 20, 2017

Thankfulness isn’t the first sentiment that comes to mind these days. Giant tax cuts for the rich at the expense of the poor. Children’s health insurance in jeopardy. Millions of Americans still suffering in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other disaster sites. Dreamers at risk of losing their future and their dreams. Let’s face Read More »

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Poverty and progress in your state

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November 17, 2017

Editor’s note: This post was written by Esmeralda Ramos, CHN’s Fall intern. Following the Census Bureau’s September release of 2016 poverty data, CHN released a national report, Poverty and Progress: Poverty is Down in the U.S., but New Threats Ahead. The report breaks down Census data demonstrating that progress has been made in decreasing national poverty, Read More »

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A Vote Against Our Future: The House Just Voted to Transfer Trillions from Middle- and Low-Income People to Corporations and Millionaires

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November 16, 2017

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Thursday, Nov. 16 in response to the House vote in favor of H.R. 1, the massive tax-giveaway for corporations and the wealthiest Americans: “The House vote to pass a giant tax cut overwhelmingly for corporations and the wealthy is Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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Who benefits the most from the House GOP tax proposal?

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November 6, 2017

  A new analysis confirms what many have been saying: The House GOP tax proposal unveiled last Thursday would disproportionately benefit the wealthiest 1 percent of U.S. taxpayers. Release of the analysis comes on the day the House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to take up the tax measure.  And it comes two days Read More »

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The House Tax Cuts:  Trillions for Corporations and the Rich; Losses for Low- and Middle-Income People Now and Later

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November 3, 2017

Editor’s note: The following is a statement released by CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein in response to the House GOP tax proposal, unveiled Thursday, Nov. 2. To learn more about the proposal, please see CHN’s latest Human Needs Report. “The full analysis is not yet in, but the outlines are clear.  The corporate tax rate Read More »

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Legalized stealing

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November 1, 2017

Hundreds of loud and sometimes boisterous opponents of the soon-to-be-unveiled House GOP tax plan rallied at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, warning that the legislation would fundamentally alter the nation and place an unfair burden on lower- and middle-income families. The rally, which attracted a swarm of TV cameras, came on the day Republicans were initially Read More »

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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 »

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