Tag: child poverty

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 »

The fight against hunger: the economy improves, but not for all children

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July 11, 2018

There is good news and bad news to report when it comes to food insecurity among households with children, according to a new analysis released by the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institute. The good news: food insecurity in the U.S. continues to decline. The bad news: the rate remains higher than it was before Read More »

Canadian-style child benefit would cut U.S. child poverty by more than half

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May 29, 2018

Editor’s note: This piece was written by Arloc Sherman, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). It was originally published on CBPP’s blog, Off the Charts, on May 24.   Lawmakers need not look far to find ways to help struggling families with children raise their living standards. Canada recently adopted the Canada 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 »

If our children are so ‘precious,’ we must invest in them

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January 3, 2018

Editor’s note: This piece was originally published by the San Francisco Chronicle on December 23, 2017. We often hear how “precious” a child is, what a “treasure” she is, and how our kids are “our greatest resource.” Neuroscientists tell us that ages 0-3 are the most critical years for cognitive, social and moral development. Economists and business Read More »

“Monday is my 34th birthday. I probably won’t have many more.”

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December 18, 2017

Health care advocates rallied at the U.S. Capitol Monday, part of a last-minute effort to defeat massive tax cuts – tax cuts that pose a potentially devastating threat to Medicaid, Medicare and other key programs. In an event that was part protest and part news conference, medical practitioners and patients told story after story of Read More »

Majorly Misplaced Priorities

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December 14, 2017

Tens of thousands of Virginia families are just receiving what could be devastating news in their mailboxes. That’s because earlier this week, Virginia sent letters to families of more than 68,000 children informing them that their children may lose their health insurance at the end of January unless Congress acts to extend funding for the Read More »

‘We will pay, and our children and grandchildren’

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December 4, 2017

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Monday, Dec. 4 in response to the tax bills passed by the Senate and House: “The Senate and House members who voted to hand trillions of dollars in tax cuts to corporations and wealthy individuals have made a clear Read More »

Simplifying the Tax Code, or Simply Trickle-Down Economics?

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November 30, 2017

Editor’s note: The following article, reported by Kalena Thomhave, appears today in the American Prospect. It reinforces many of our own arguments against the GOP tax proposals. Senate Republicans may try to quickly move their tax proposal to a vote this week, attempting to score the GOP’s first legislative victory before the opposition can thoroughly Read More »

Poverty and progress in your state

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November 17, 2017

Editor’s note: This post was written by Esmeralda Ramos, CHN’s Fall intern. Following the Census Bureau’s September release of 2016 poverty data, CHN released a national report, Poverty and Progress: Poverty is Down in the U.S., but New Threats Ahead. The report breaks down Census data demonstrating that progress has been made in decreasing national poverty, Read More »