Success in defeating harsh cuts to SNAP in the House!


May 18, 2018

Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, on the success in defeating harsh cuts to SNAP/food stamps in the House of Representatives: The defeat of the farm bill is a great victory, because it is a rejection of mean-spirited and wrong-headed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called food 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 »

How the House’s SNAP cuts would hurt children


May 11, 2018

The House is likely to vote as soon as next week on the Farm Bill, legislation that includes the reauthorization of SNAP/food stamps. Despite historically being a bipartisan bill, the version put forth by the House GOP leaders this year includes sweeping, even stricter work requirements for recipients than those that are already in place. 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: Cuts to SNAP, threats to housing, the 2020 Census and more


May 4, 2018

Cuts to SNAP. Threats to housing. Stock buybacks for corporations. While Senators and Representatives are home this week, advocates are making their voices heard at events and in-district meetings. Those who care about human needs also preparing for Congress’s return to D.C. next week and the flurry of legislative activity that is set to follow. Read More »

Head Smacker: The theory of winners and losers


April 27, 2018

House Chaplain Fr. Patrick Conroy was asked to resign by Speaker Paul Ryan, we learned yesterday. Maybe he couldn’t get with the program. On November 6, as a House committee was taking up the tax cut legislation, Father Conroy offered his daily prayer. In part, it said “As legislation on taxes continues to be debated Read More »

The Human Needs Report: FY18 spending cuts, balanced budget amendment, threats to SNAP, and more


April 23, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for pieces on FY18 spending cuts, FY19 budget work, attacks on SNAP, work requirements, consumer protections, prevention services for children, and more. Click here for a PDF version. White House Wants to Take Back Some Just-Approved FY18 Funding Despite the fact that Congress finally passed and the President Read More »

Trump’s immigration policies threaten children and our collective future


April 9, 2018

Editor’s note: The Coalition on Human Needs is participating in the Children’s Blog Carnival, hosted and sponsored by the Children’s Leadership Council.  Today’s post is authored by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). Previous carnival blogs have focused on  the plight of Puerto Rican children in the wake of Hurricane Maria; “grandfamilies,” grandparents or Read More »

The Human Needs Report: The Highs and Lows of the FY18 Omnibus Spending Package and more


March 27, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the highs and lows in the FY18 omnibus spending package, the future of the Farm Bill, and a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Click here for a PDF version. Appropriations Package Passed with Important Gains for Human Needs Programs After months of negotiations, uncertainties, a Read More »