Tag: hunger

How to Help Rural America: Senate Democrats Hold a Rural Summit


September 28, 2018

Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Jon Tester (D-MT) were interviewing author Sarah Smarsh at a Rural Summit held by Senate Democrats on September 27. Ms. Smarsh was describing the isolation she felt growing up poor in rural Kansas. Her mother was 17 when Sarah was born. There was no Family and Medical Leave Act, no Read More »

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


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 »

House Farm Bill Will Make Millions Hungrier


June 21, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Thursday, June 21 in response to the House passage of the farm bill (H.R. 2), which contains deep cuts and harmful changes to SNAP/food stamps: “By a very slim 2-vote margin, House members voted today to deny food assistance Read More »

The Human Needs Report: Defeating SNAP Cuts, Rescissions Package on Deck, Consumer Protections Wins and Losses, and More


May 21, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for pieces on defeating harmful cuts to SNAP/food stamps, a spending cuts package in the House, one win and one loss for consumer protections, and more. Click here for a PDF version. House Could Vote on Spending Cuts Package this Week The House Read More »

Sandy’s SNAP Story


May 17, 2018

Editor’s note: The video below features Sandy, a volunteer with MomsRising. Sandy received SNAP while caring for her aging parents when they had back-to-back health emergencies, but the proposed work requirements in the Farm Bill would deeply harm families like hers if they are enacted. Watch her story below. The House is poised to take up the Read More »

SNAP changed my life. Stop targeting it with cuts.


May 16, 2018

Editor’s note: The piece below was written by Sharvonne Williams, a former RESULTS REAL Change Fellow. It was originally published on RESULTS’ blog on May 14. The House is poised to take up the Farm Bill – with disastrous cuts to SNAP – as early as Friday, May 18th! Please CALL NOW and tell your Representative Read More »

Take action to protect SNAP


May 4, 2018

H.R. 2, the Farm Bill, threatens to deny food to 2 million people. Please take action to protect SNAP and those who rely on it. Take Action NOW: Call Your Representative!: On Tuesday, May 8th, we all need to call our members of Congress and tell them to “Vote NO on H.R. 2, the Farm Bill!” (Seriously, this Read More »

Resources from around the Coalition: Trump FY19 budget edition


February 22, 2018

On Feb. 12, the Trump administration released its Fiscal Year 2019 budget request. Since then, CHN’s members have been busy analyzing the proposal and pointing out the many ways it would slash basic human needs programs and harm low-income people. Listed below are just a few of these analyses and resources; these and many more Read More »

‘We will pay, and our children and grandchildren’


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 »

These Cuts Hurt


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 »