Tag: immigration

CHN to Senate: Vote for a Narrow Solution for the Dreamers; Oppose Harsh Restrictions

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February 15, 2018

Editor’s note: CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein sent the following letter today to all Senators in advance of their votes on various immigration proposals: “The national organizations making up the Coalition on Human Needs urge you to enact legislation narrowly drawn to protect the Dreamers, those people brought to this country as children and who Read More »

When flu season and Groundhog’s Day arrive together

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February 2, 2018

Punxsutawney Phil’s Nightmare On February 2, Punxsutawney Phil, as we all know, peers out of his hole and if he sees his shadow, 6 more weeks of winter. But what if he was a little feverish from flu? What if instead of his shadow, he saw a nightmarish image that intruded upon his secure lair Read More »

Head Smacker: The State of the Union edition

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January 31, 2018

There were so many Head Smackers in President Trump’s State of the Union address last night that it nearly left many of us at CHN with concussions. Thankfully, CHN’s members were quick to react and get the facts out there. Below is a recap of just a few of the tweets our friends put out Read More »

The State of the Union in Perspective: Trump’s America and Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms

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January 30, 2018

In 1941, Franklin Roosevelt addressed the nation to bring us together in support of a strong American presence in the world.  Defeating the Axis forces in concert with our allies was essential to ensure that people all over the world could enjoy four freedoms:  freedom of speech and of religion, and freedom from want and Read More »

How to respond to President Trump’s State of the Union

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January 30, 2018

Tonight President Trump will deliver the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress.  We will be listening – both to the things he says and for the things he doesn’t say. To help you respond to the President’s speech, we are sharing with you some tools from our friends. Americans for Read More »

The President’s cynical immigration plan is anti-family and anti-community

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January 26, 2018

Editor’s note: CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein issued the following statement Friday in response to President Trump’s immigration proposal: “President Trump’s reported plan in response to his own denial of legal status for the Dreamers is cynical, holding them hostage to extreme restrictions in immigration that must be rejected. “The religious, service provider, civil rights, Read More »

Another blow to the Census

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January 26, 2018

A dress rehearsal of the 2020 Census – officially known as the End-to-End Census Test — is scheduled to take place this spring in Providence County, Rhode Island. But in another blow to the count, a change from the 2010 Census that was recommended to increase the accuracy of the count of racial and ethnic Read More »

Missing.

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January 23, 2018

Imagine you live in a rural county.  Imagine your neighbors – and perhaps you, even – voted for a candidate for public office who ran on a platform of deporting those suspected of being in your county illegally. Imagine that candidate was elected.  Imagine, further, that after that candidate was sworn into office, your friends, Read More »

Please continue to contact your senators

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January 22, 2018

UPDATE: The recent government shutdown ended with an agreement that the Senate will take up legislation to protect the Dreamers – people who have been in our country since they were children and know no other. But getting decent protections to the finish line is highly uncertain. To get there, your senators and representative still Read More »

Resources from around the Coalition: DACA, CHIP and disaster relief

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January 19, 2018

Today’s the day – Congress will either come to an agreement on another short-term stopgap spending measure (known as a Continuing Resolution, or CR), or we’ll face a government shutdown. The House voted for a one-month bill on Thursday night; Senate action is still uncertain. Along with keeping the proverbial lights on, CHN has called Read More »