Tag: poverty

A Week with Nuns on the Bus


October 25, 2018

Editor’s note: This post was written by Richelle Friedman, CHN’s Director of Public Policy. Richelle is currently spending a week with NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus. The full Nuns on the Bus tour includes 54 events in 21 states over the course of 27 days. Learn more about Nuns on the Bus on their website and follow Richelle’s Read More »

Standing united with the human needs community


October 23, 2018

Periodically, CHN embarks on an ambitious endeavor – to get thousands of organizations across the human needs community and across the country to join together to advocate for a stronger America that actively ensures the well-being of all of our people. We call it our SAVE for All Campaign, which stands for Strengthening America’s Values Read More »

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 »

Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival


September 26, 2018

Anti-poverty advocates gathered in the U.S. Capitol Wednesday as House Democrats convened a hearing on poverty in the U.S. The hearing came after the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival this summer called on Congress to convene a bipartisan hearing to focus attention on policies that have harmed children in the U.S. Read More »

Resources from around the Coalition: 2017 Census poverty data


September 20, 2018

Editor’s note: The following blog post was written by Makenna Whitworth, CHN’s Fall 2018 intern. On Wednesday, September 12 and Thursday, September 13, the U.S. Census Bureau released the latest national, state, and local data about income, poverty, and health insurance. Since then, CHN and its members have been busy assessing this latest information concerning low-income Read More »

Why We Do the Work We Do Together


July 16, 2018

The CHN office is always a flurry of activity. With a small staff and so much to do to protect and expand basic needs programs that help our low-income neighbors, there’s no time to sit still. This week is even busier as we take care of final preparations for our Human Needs Hero reception on Thursday, July 19th, where Read More »

The Human Needs Report: Immigration bills in the House, a better bill for SNAP, FY19 spending, and more


June 19, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on immigration bills in the House, advocates fighting to stop family separations at the border, a better bill for SNAP, a spending cuts package, and FY19 spending work. Click here for a PDF version. Senate to Take up Spending Cuts Package this Week Read More »

Fact of the Week: Three-Quarters of states still have higher levels of need than before the Great Recession


June 6, 2018

Residents in 37 states and the District of Columbia were still experiencing higher levels of need in 2017 than they were in 2007, before the Great Recession. This is one of the findings in the latest edition of the Human Needs Index (HNI), a multidimensional measure of poverty conducted by The Salvation Army and the Read More »

Canadian-style child benefit would cut U.S. child poverty by more than half


May 29, 2018

Editor’s note: This piece was written by Arloc Sherman, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). It was originally published on CBPP’s blog, Off the Charts, on May 24.   Lawmakers need not look far to find ways to help struggling families with children raise their living standards. Canada recently adopted the Canada Read More »

Fact of the Week: Four in ten Americans would struggle with unexpected expense of $400


May 24, 2018

Four in 10 adults either could not cover an emergency expense costing $400 or would have to borrow money or sell something to cover it, according to a recent report from the Federal Reserve System. The picture is bleaker for people with a high school degree or less: 54 percent of these respondents said they Read More »