Tag: elections

Resources from around the Coalition: 2018 Election Analysis and Public Charge

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November 29, 2018

Editor’s note: The following piece was written by Makenna Whitworth, CHN’s Fall 2018 intern. Makenna is a senior majoring in political science at Brigham Young University. By Makenna Whitworth The 2018 election results are in and human needs advocates achieved progress on a number of issue fronts through ballot questions. We are eager to see what Read More »

10 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

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November 21, 2018

In these times, it sometimes feels like there are many more things to be unthankful for than thankful. The fires out west that have taken the lives of so many. The shootings…again…and again…and again. The undercurrents of racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism that accompanied our recent elections and are encouraged, or at least tolerated, by some Read More »

In a tough election season, human needs advocates mark progress

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November 8, 2018

“When people were selling the politics of fear and division and destruction, we were talking about hope. We were talking about the politics of joy.” — U.S. Rep-Elect Ilhan Omar. Despite a backdrop of xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and racism, human needs advocates achieved progress on a number of issue fronts in this week’s elections. From health care Read More »

CHN on the 2018 Election: Voters Want Health Care and the Economy to Work for Them

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November 7, 2018

Editor’s Note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Wednesday in response to Tuesday’s election results: “Across the nation, voters spoke loudly in favor of protecting and expanding health care, for fair wages and fair voting. Most do not think last year’s tax cuts are helping them. There Read More »

Voting Against Hate and For the Common Good

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November 1, 2018

The Coalition on Human Needs was one of many groups to sign a statement condemning antisemitism, which will be run in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today. (A picture of the ad is below.) We at CHN can only be grateful for the opportunity to join with others to speak out against hate. Week after week, we see Read More »

Human Needs Report: Immigration, cabinet picks, the ACA and more

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February 6, 2017

Congress has been in session for just over a month now, and the Trump Administration is just a couple of weeks old. CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a look at what they’ve been up to – and how advocates have responded – in what’s been a busy beginning Read More »

CHN Applauds Boycott of Price Confirmation Vote

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January 31, 2017

Earlier today, Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted the votes to approve the confirmations of Rep. Tom Price for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and of Steve Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary. CHN opposes Rep. Price’s nomination and applauds the Senators for taking this action, which effectively delayed the votes on Read More »

March On!

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January 25, 2017

Editor’s note: This post was written by Leo Nguyen, CHN’s new intern. As the 45th President of the United States was inaugurated last Friday, Washington D.C. witnessed a transition of power from President Obama to President Trump. Across our nation, many people celebrated and many felt defeated. The inauguration was followed by the Women’s March Read More »

Drawing the Women’s March on Washington

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January 24, 2017

Well over a million people attended Women’s Marches in Washington, DC, across the country and the globe. I was one of them, and so was my daughter, Lauren Weinstein, who draws/writes comics for The Village Voice. I hope you will forgive my motherly pride in sharing her depiction of the DC March. We show the Read More »

Human Needs Report: What actions the 114th Congress took – and didn’t – before heading home

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December 20, 2016

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, our regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. This edition includes articles on the stopgap spending measure, aid that will finally flow to Flint, other actions the 114th Congress took – and didn’t – before wrapping up, and updates on Read More »