Tag: child poverty

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 »

A Vote Against Our Future: The House Just Voted to Transfer Trillions from Middle- and Low-Income People to Corporations and Millionaires

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November 16, 2017

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Thursday, Nov. 16 in response to the House vote in favor of H.R. 1, the massive tax-giveaway for corporations and the wealthiest Americans: “The House vote to pass a giant tax cut overwhelmingly for corporations and the wealthy is Read More »

The House Tax Cuts:  Trillions for Corporations and the Rich; Losses for Low- and Middle-Income People Now and Later

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November 3, 2017

Editor’s note: The following is a statement released by CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein in response to the House GOP tax proposal, unveiled Thursday, Nov. 2. To learn more about the proposal, please see CHN’s latest Human Needs Report. “The full analysis is not yet in, but the outlines are clear.  The corporate tax rate Read More »

Poverty and Progress: Poverty is Down in the U.S., but New Threats Ahead

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October 27, 2017

Editor’s note: On Thursday, October 26, CHN released a report on poverty in the U.S. and actions from Congress and the Trump administration that threaten the progress we’ve made in reducing poverty. Below is the press release issued along with the report. We encourage you to read the report, use our social media toolkit and infographics to share Read More »

CHN Report: Poverty rate flat in West Virginia, threats on the horizon

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October 16, 2017

Editor’s note: Today the Coalition on Human Needs began releasing a series of state reports on poverty. Today’s report examines the status of poverty in West Virginia, and the threats facing the state due to budget proposals in Congress. Here is a summary of the report filed by Dan Heyman of the West Virginia News Read More »

CHN meets with Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity

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September 27, 2017

Editor’s note: On Tuesday, the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity met with CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein.  The conversation focused on new Census data on poverty, the Republican budget, appropriations, and the effectiveness of anti-poverty programs.  This is the Task Force’s statement following that meeting: “I thank Deborah Weinstein for Read More »

2.5 Million Fewer Poor People in 2016; Now-threatened programs made the difference

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September 12, 2017

The poverty rate declined to 12.7 percent in 2016, down from 13.5 percent in 2015 and from 14.8 percent in 2014, according to new U.S. Census data released Tuesday.  That 2.1 percentage point drop is the largest two-year decline since 1969. Since 2014, the number of people in poverty has dropped by more than 6 Read More »

What to look for in the new Census Bureau data

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September 11, 2017

Editor’s note: On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the U.S. Census Bureau will release its annual estimates of poverty, household income and health insurance coverage for 2016.  What follows is a description both of trends CHN will be examining from the 2016 data, and questions CHN will be raising about the future of poverty and prosperity in Read More »

After Harvey: A self-inflicted fiscal disaster in Washington?

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September 5, 2017

Editor’s note: The following op-ed by CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein was originally published by The Hill on September 4. Urge Congress to fix disasters, not inflict them, by emailing your representative and senators today. For all the background you need on Congress’ list of do’s and don’ts for September, click here. Search-and-rescue operations continue in Texas, Read More »

Safe and stable

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July 31, 2017

Editor’s note: July 24 marked the beginning of the National Housing Week of Action. In recognition, Michigan’s Children, a statewide independent child advocacy organization, launched “Safe and Stable”, a guest blog series to shine a light on the systems and policies that keep foster-affiliated young adults from achieving safe, stable, and affordable shelter. Blogs will be Read More »