Tag: child care

Why We Do the Work We Do Together

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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 »

Fact of the Week: Nearly 70 percent of critical human needs programs have lost ground since FY10

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May 8, 2018

Afterschool programs for children cut by nearly 10 percent. Juvenile justice programs cut by more than 40 percent. Housing for the elderly cut by 28 percent; housing for people with disabilities cut by one-third. Heating and cooling assistance for low-income people cut by more than one-third (38 percent). Out of the 181 programs tracked by Read More »

Children and the 2018 election

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April 12, 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 Charlie Bruner, Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy and RISE Institute. Previous carnival blogs have focused on  the plight of Puerto Rican children in the wake of Hurricane Read More »

The high cost of child care: Where does the money go?

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April 11, 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 Simon Workman, Associate Director, Early Childhood Policy, Center on American Progress. Previous carnival blogs have focused on  the plight of Puerto Rican children in the wake of Hurricane Maria; “grandfamilies,” grandparents Read More »

Trump’s immigration policies threaten children and our collective future

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April 9, 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 the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). Previous carnival blogs have focused on  the plight of Puerto Rican children in the wake of Hurricane Maria; “grandfamilies,” grandparents or Read More »

Continuing Dr. King’s fight

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April 4, 2018

Reverend James Lawson was on National Public Radio yesterday, remembering Dr. Martin Luther King’s last campaign for justice.  Rev. Lawson, now 89, was a leader and teacher of nonviolent resistance in Memphis then, and urged Dr. King to come in support of the sanitation workers striking to raise their poverty wages and for their rights Read More »

Every baby has a story — child care policy helps shape it

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April 4, 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 Patricia Cole, Senior Director of Federal Policy of ZERO TO THREE. Previous carnival blogs have focused on “grandfamilies,” grandparents or other relatives raising children; the recent March for Our Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »