Tag: Supreme Court

Human Needs Report: Advocates defeat ACA repeal bill, FY17 & FY18 spending work, Supreme Court confirmation and more


April 3, 2017

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for articles on what’s next for ACA repeal efforts, FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, a Supreme Court confirmation vote and more. Click here for the full PDF of the Human Needs Report. Advocates’ Efforts Defeat ACA Repeal Bill Advocates celebrated Read More »

Human Needs Report: ACA Repeal bill, FY17 & 18 spending work, revised travel ban and more


March 13, 2017

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for articles on House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, the revised travel ban, President Trump’s cabinet, worker protections under threat and the Supreme Court nominee. Click here for the full Read More »

Resources from around the Coalition: Presidents’ Day recess edition


February 15, 2017

The first recess period for the new Congress begins this Saturday, Feb. 18, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 26. Several of CHN’s members and friends have put together resources for advocates to use during this recess when members of Congress will be home in their states and districts. Use these tools to reach out to Read More »

Human Needs Report: Immigration, cabinet picks, the ACA and more


February 6, 2017

Congress has been in session for just over a month now, and the Trump Administration is just a couple of weeks old. CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a look at what they’ve been up to – and how advocates have responded – in what’s been a busy beginning Read More »

Supreme Court Declines to Take Appeal on Home Care Rule; True Victory for Home Care Workers


July 8, 2016

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on the National Council of La Raza’s blog on July 1. The National Employment Law Project’s Executive Director Christine Owens also penned an op-ed on this topic that was published by The Hill and is featured on NELP’s blog.  The Supreme Court has ended the legal battle against the Read More »

Human Needs Report: Spending Bills Move, Supreme Court Hears Immigration Case, New Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill Introduced and More


April 25, 2016

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, our regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. This edition includes articles on appropriations action in Congress, the Supreme Court case against President Obama’s immigration executive actions, legislation regulating paid tax preparers, funding for emergencies and the new House Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill. See below Read More »

Supreme Court Reaffirms Collective Bargaining in Landmark Case


March 29, 2016

Below is a statement from the National Education Association in response to the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision today in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case. CHN joined with more than 70 national civil rights and other organizations to file one of the “friends of the court” briefs mentioned in the statement below, and we Read More »

CHN Celebrates the Supreme Court’s Decision on the ACA


June 25, 2015

Check out CHN’s statement on today’s historic Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act below. You can also download a PDF version of our statement. What did you think of the Court’s ruling? Let us know by leaving your thoughts in the comments section below. Coalition on Human Needs Celebrates Supreme Court Decision on Read More »

The Law and Health Care for Millions: Rallying Outside the Supreme Court


March 6, 2015

Dr. Alice Chen is executive director of Doctors for America. She and Ron Pollack, who directs Families USA, were among the key leaders organizing a rally in front of the Supreme Court while oral arguments were going on that might determine the fate of the Affordable Care Act. Alice’s smile (at the right) embodied the Read More »

Head Smacker: Close to Independence Day, Supreme Court Threatens Independence for People with Disabilities


July 3, 2014

The Supreme Court ignored some time-honored rules on Monday when it decided against unionized home care workers. Such as: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and its corollary, “if it’s working, don’t break it.” In Harris v. Quinn, Justice Alito wrote an opinion for the 5-vote majority that qualifies as this week’s Head Smacker Read More »