Tag: hunger

These Cuts Hurt

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October 30, 2017

Congress just passed a budget that calls for massive cuts in human needs programs. The devastating effect these cuts would have on millions of Americans is why CHN is cosponsoring the #TheseCutsHurt social media day of action today, Monday, October 30. Members of Witnesses to Hunger and supporters across the country will be will be 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 »

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 »

Fact of the Week: 15.6 million American households were food insecure in 2016

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September 6, 2017

An estimated 15.6 million American households were food insecure at least some time during the year in 2016, meaning they were not always able to provide enough food for all household members. This is the finding of the USDA’s annual report on food security in the U.S., released earlier today. The proportion of households who were Read More »

Fact of the Week: House budget would cut programs for low- and middle-income people by more than one-third in 10 years

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August 11, 2017

A new analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that the 2018 House GOP budget proposal would cut programs serving low- and moderate-income people by 36 percent in 2027 alone. In total, the budget blueprint would slash these programs by $2.9 trillion over a decade. The proposal, which has already been approved Read More »

‘I’m ashamed that hunger is a problem in this country and I think it’s a travesty’

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June 8, 2017

Advocates for one of the nation’s most effective anti-poverty initiatives spoke out this week against proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). President Trump has proposed a cut of $193 billion over ten years to SNAP, or just over 25 percent of SNAP’s funding. SNAP serves more than 42 million Americans, including roughly Read More »

The Trump budget: A harsh attack on our own people

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May 23, 2017

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of CHN, issued the following statement Tuesday in response to President Trump’s budget proposal. A PDF version of this statement can be found here.  “Members of Congress should rise up to reject the bleak and dangerous vision in President Trump’s budget. Its massive denial of help to people struggling to Read More »

Hands Off!

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May 22, 2017

By now you probably have heard: the Trump administration tomorrow (Tuesday, May 23) will release its budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, which begins Oct. 1. We don’t know every detail of the proposal, but what we have seen leaked out in the media has us and every other proponent of basic living standards and Read More »

Fact of the Week: More than 80 percent of critical human needs programs have lost ground since FY10

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May 16, 2017

Minority health programs cut by 10 percent. Juvenile justice programs cut nearly in half. Housing for the elderly cut by 46 percent; housing for people with disabilities cut nearly 57 percent. Job training to assist ex-offenders reintegrating into their communities cut nearly 28 percent. Out of the 167 programs tracked by CHN that assist low-income people, Read More »

Resources from around the Coalition: Tackling hunger in low-income neighborhoods, WIC’s positive results, high-quality child care proposals and more

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April 19, 2017

Closing racial disparities in homeownerships. Ending domestic hunger in low-income communities. Tackling the gender pay gap. Proposing commonsense, high-quality, and realistic child care reform. CHN’s coalition members are producing great work on very important issues. This week, we continue our Resources from around the Coalition blog series, highlighting important resources you should be aware of. A new report Read More »