Let’s move forward together

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April 2, 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 Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund. It was originally posted on the Children’s Defense Fund website. By Marian Wright Edelman In the spring of 1960, I was Read More »

Categories: gun violence

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Congress puts families first

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March 30, 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 Donna Butts, Executive Director of Generations United. This post originally appeared on Medium. In the coming weeks, look for additional posts from a wide variety of organizations whose focus Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Education and Youth Policy, Opioids, Social Services

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How to fill the rest of 2018

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March 28, 2018

A piece in The Hill today says that “Republican leaders are mulling what to do for the rest of the year…” It goes on to say that legislative activity will slow down dramatically after Congress returns from its spring recess so members can spend more time campaigning before the November midterm elections. As such, GOP Read More »

Categories: Poverty and Income

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Launching today: The Kids Blog Carnival

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March 28, 2018

Editor’s note: Beginning today and continuing into April, the Coalition on Human Needs is participating in the Kids Blog Carnival, hosted and sponsored by the Children’s Leadership Council.  Today’s introductory post  is authored by CLC Executive Director Randi Schmidt. In the coming weeks, look for additional posts from a wide variety of organizations whose focus Read More »

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The Human Needs Report: The Highs and Lows of the FY18 Omnibus Spending Package and more

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March 27, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the highs and lows in the FY18 omnibus spending package, the future of the Farm Bill, and a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Click here for a PDF version. Appropriations Package Passed with Important Gains for Human Needs Programs After months of negotiations, uncertainties, a Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations

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Omnibus appropriations bill marks progress, but promises remain unfulfilled

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March 23, 2018

  Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Friday, March 23 in response to passage of the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill: “After years of shrinking services, Congress approved final spending levels that will reduce the erosion that has occurred in many human needs programs since 2010.  Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Census, Early Childhood Education, Education and Youth Policy, Food and Nutrition, Health, Home Energy Assistance, Housing and Homelessness, Immigration, Job Training and Education, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Opioids, Tipped workers

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Six months after Maria

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March 20, 2018

Tuesday, March 20 marks six months since Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, killing more than 1,000 people, destroying tens of thousands of homes, darkening much of the island for months, cutting access to clean water and uprooting the lives of millions of U.S. citizens. Today protesters will gather in Washington, D.C. to denounce Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Disaster Relief, Housing and Homelessness

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Left behind after Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico’s Children

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March 19, 2018

Even before Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico with historic, sustained, 155-mile-per-hour winds, the U.S. island was facing an economic catastrophe of unprecedented magnitude. For more than a decade, following a disastrous, U.S.-enforced tax policy that took effect around 2006, Puerto Rico shed jobs, suffered a loss of economic vitality, and saw such a significant increase Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Disaster Relief, Early Childhood Education, Education and Youth Policy, Food and Nutrition, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Medicaid

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Child care advocates deliver more than 43,000 petitions in support of Child Care for Working Families Act

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March 16, 2018

Editor’s note: This piece was written by Jessica Church, Advocacy Manager for Child Care at the National Women’s Law Center. It was originally published on the National Women’s Law Center’s website on March 9. Several of the groups that participated in the event described below, including NWLC, are members of CHN.  This week, the National Read More »

Categories: Early Childhood Education

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Fact of the Week: Only 1 in 4 unemployed workers receives unemployment insurance, a near historic low

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March 15, 2018

Only 27 percent of unemployed workers received unemployment insurance in 2016 – a near historic low – according to a recent report from the National Employment Law Project (NELP). The report also found that the percentage of jobless workers receiving unemployment insurance (UI) has declined by 25 percent nationwide since 2007, before the Great Recession, Read More »

Categories: Labor and Employment, Unemployment Insurance

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