CHN on Janus vs. AFSCME: ‘Workplace standards for millions will be at risk’

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June 27, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Wednesday, June 27 in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus vs. AFSCME.  “Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling continues almost 50 years of attacks on workers and unions in the U.S. The proud American tradition of organizing Read More »

Categories: Labor and Employment

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CHN: Travel ban ruling overlooks anti-Muslim bias and anti-family agenda

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June 26, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Tuesday, June 26 in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Hawaii vs. Trump: “In disregarding repeated statements showing the Trump anti-Muslim bias, the Supreme Court has affirmed an injustice. The decision recalls our worst national acts, not Read More »

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The tax law six months out: a ‘frontal assault on communities of color’

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June 22, 2018

Friday, June 22 marked the six-month anniversary of President Trump signing the GOP tax bill into law. Some of the more unsavory aspects of the bill have been well-reported: for example, the fact that it will add $1.9 trillion to the nation’s deficit over the next decade, and the fact that instead of using the Read More »

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Code Red: The Fatal Consequences of Dangerously Substandard Medical Care in Immigration Detention

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June 22, 2018

Editor’s note: CHN Intern Page Brigham, a rising senior at Allegheny College, contributed to this blog post. Katherine Bonilla will not get to see her father again. Arrested by ICE on his way to work at a construction job, in what may have been a case of mistaken identity, her father, Rolando Meza-Espinoza, was held Read More »

Categories: Health, Immigration

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House Farm Bill Will Make Millions Hungrier

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June 21, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Thursday, June 21 in response to the House passage of the farm bill (H.R. 2), which contains deep cuts and harmful changes to SNAP/food stamps: “By a very slim 2-vote margin, House members voted today to deny food assistance Read More »

Categories: Food and Nutrition, SNAP

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CHN: Immigration bills are “an unacceptable rejection of American values”

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June 21, 2018

Editor’s note: The following letter, authored by CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein, was sent to all members of the U.S. House on Thursday, June 21: Dear Representative: On behalf of the Coalition on Human Needs, I write to urge you to vote NO on the two bills related to immigration expected to come before you Read More »

Categories: Deportation, Immigration

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The Human Needs Report: Immigration bills in the House, a better bill for SNAP, FY19 spending, and more

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June 19, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on immigration bills in the House, advocates fighting to stop family separations at the border, a better bill for SNAP, a spending cuts package, and FY19 spending work. Click here for a PDF version. Senate to Take up Spending Cuts Package this Week Read More »

Categories: Budget and Appropriations, Food and Nutrition, Health, Immigration, Labor and Employment, SNAP

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Gas prices are way too high. Here’s what we can do about it

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June 18, 2018

Editor’s note: This piece was originally published by CNN on June 15. Americans now pay around $2.87 for a gallon of gas. That’s 46 cents more than last year’s average. And if trends continue, by August, the cost of gasoline may go up another five cents. As a result, the average family will pay about $400 more Read More »

Categories: Economy, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

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Children torn from their parents: vile federal actions we must reject

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June 15, 2018

Here at the Coalition on Human Needs, we have been sharing information about the dreadful impact of the Trump Administration’s actions to take children from their parents if they cross the border illegally, even denying those who would seek asylum their legal right to do so. This powerful video, circulated by our friends at the Center Read More »

Categories: Deportation, Immigration

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This is not America as we know it

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June 13, 2018

Hundreds of activists and community organizers from across the United States rallied in Washington, D.C. Wednesday to protest the Trump Administration’s new policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at U.S. borders. Among the speakers was Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-WA, who is believed to be the only member of Congress to have met recently Read More »

Categories: Immigration

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