Feature: Letters to Congress

National Group Sign-On Letter Urges Congress to Quickly Enact No Less Than American Rescue Plan
February 5, 2021

On February 4th, over 100 national organizations including the Coalition on Human Needs called on the United States Congress to enact swiftly no less than what is called for in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. Without speedy and comprehensive action, "...families that could have managed will be pushed into poverty and deaths that could have been avoided due to the pandemic will occur."

CHN letter to all U.S. Senators demands COVID-19 relief
September 25, 2020

CHN on Friday, Sept. 25 sent a letter to all 100 U.S. Senators demanding COVID-19 relief. It reads in part, "The pandemic has imperiled your constituents’ economic well-being and their health. COVID-19 cases are again rising, and as we enter the colder months, the threat will increase. The moratorium on evictions expires at the end of the year. If you leave now without acting, millions of people, unable to come up with one or more months of unpaid rent, will face eviction."

CHN’s letter to all members of the U.S. Senate urging Senators to extend U.S. Census reporting deadlines
August 10, 2020

CHN's letter to all members of the U.S. Senate urging Senators to extend statutory reporting deadlines for apportionment and redistricting data for the 2020 Census to April 30, 2021, extend the deadline to transmit state population totals to that date, prohibit the Bureau and the President from sending the relevant data to the Congress in advance of those deadlines, and to allocate $400 million to address Census Bureau operational challenges.


CHN to Congress: Vote no on bill banning shelter for migrants on public lands
November 30, 2023

On Thursday, November 30, the Coalition on Human Needs sent a letter to all House members urging a no vote on a measure that would ban shelter for migrants on public lands.

260 Groups Tell Congress: Keep Government Running and Protect Human Needs
November 13, 2023

On Monday, November 13, 2023, 260 groups sent a letter to every member of Congress, urging that House members and Senators pass a concurrent resolution that keeps government running and protects human needs.

Joint letter to Biden Administration urging safeguarding of U.S. Asylum protections
November 9, 2023

On November 9, 2023, the Coalition on Human Needs joined other immigrant and civil rights advocacy groups in urging the Biden Administration to protect immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S.