Tag: Census Bureau

A citizenship question will hurt us all


October 1, 2018

On September 30, The New York Times published an opinion piece written by William Frey, a demographer, professor, and fellow at the Brookings Institution, about the Trump Administration’s efforts to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. CHN has opposed these efforts from the beginning. We worked with other organizations to spread the word, Read More »

Resources from around the Coalition: 2017 Census poverty data


September 20, 2018

Editor’s note: The following blog post was written by Makenna Whitworth, CHN’s Fall 2018 intern. On Wednesday, September 12 and Thursday, September 13, the U.S. Census Bureau released the latest national, state, and local data about income, poverty, and health insurance. Since then, CHN and its members have been busy assessing this latest information concerning low-income Read More »

Deadline for Telling the Commerce Department to Junk its Census Citizenship Question is Tuesday, August 7


August 3, 2018

You can file comments online here, and your voice is needed to make sure everyone is counted. The Coalition on Human Needs submitted comments today to the Commerce Department voicing our strong opposition to the inclusion of a question about citizenship in the 2020 Census. Such a question, as the Census Bureau’s own research staff Read More »

Why We Do the Work We Do Together


July 16, 2018

The CHN office is always a flurry of activity. With a small staff and so much to do to protect and expand basic needs programs that help our low-income neighbors, there’s no time to sit still. This week is even busier as we take care of final preparations for our Human Needs Hero reception on Thursday, July 19th, where Read More »

How to break a Census


June 8, 2018

Editor’s note: The following blog post is authored by CHN intern Paige Brigham, a rising senior at Allegheny College. The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing Friday about the decision to include a question on citizenship in the 2020 Census. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross recently announced his Read More »

The Human Needs Report: Defeating SNAP Cuts, Rescissions Package on Deck, Consumer Protections Wins and Losses, and More


May 21, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for pieces on defeating harmful cuts to SNAP/food stamps, a spending cuts package in the House, one win and one loss for consumer protections, and more. Click here for a PDF version. House Could Vote on Spending Cuts Package this Week The House Read More »

Resources from around the Coalition: Cuts to SNAP, threats to housing, the 2020 Census and more


May 4, 2018

Cuts to SNAP. Threats to housing. Stock buybacks for corporations. While Senators and Representatives are home this week, advocates are making their voices heard at events and in-district meetings. Those who care about human needs also preparing for Congress’s return to D.C. next week and the flurry of legislative activity that is set to follow. Read More »

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


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 »

Omnibus appropriations bill marks progress, but promises remain unfulfilled


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 »

Another blow to the Census


January 26, 2018

A dress rehearsal of the 2020 Census – officially known as the End-to-End Census Test — is scheduled to take place this spring in Providence County, Rhode Island. But in another blow to the count, a change from the 2010 Census that was recommended to increase the accuracy of the count of racial and ethnic Read More »