Tag: tax policy

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 »

Resources from around the Coalition: Health care, tax cuts, affordable housing, and more


October 25, 2018

Editor’s note: The following piece was written by Makenna Whitworth, CHN’s Fall 2018 intern. MaKenna is a senior majoring in political science at Brigham Young University. Election Day is less than two weeks away, and while Senators and Representatives are home working to get their constituents out to vote, advocates from around the Coalition continue to 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 »

The Spin Begins: Trump Administration and Senate’s McConnell Blame Basic Needs Programs for Increasing the Deficit


October 17, 2018

When the 2017 $1.9 trillion in tax cuts were enacted, many of us predicted that the hole in the budget caused by the lost revenue would be used by the Trump Administration and the Republican leadership in Congress to justify cuts in basic needs programs like Medicaid, Medicare, housing, and SNAP. And we were right:  Read More »

The Human Needs Report: FY19 begins, anti-immigrant rule proposed, reactions to a SCOTUS confirmation, and more


October 8, 2018

Editor’s update: The proposed Public Charge rule, discussed in an article below, was officially published on October 10. In a statement, CHN called the rule, “the latest in a series of unconscionable attacks on immigrants and immigrant communities.” Organization are urging advocates to submit comments in opposition to the rule during the 60-day comment period, which runs Read More »

Tax Scam 2.0: Another measure that benefits the wealthy and campaign donors at the expense of working families


September 28, 2018

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Friday in response to House passage of a second massive tax cut that mostly benefits the wealthy and will explode the deficit: “The tax scam 2.0 passed today by the House is another measure that benefits the wealthy, campaign Read More »

GOP tax law isn’t just about taxes — it’s undermining American health care


August 15, 2018

Editor’s note: The op-ed excerpted below was written by Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, and Margarida Jorge, co-director of Health Care for America Now! It was originally published by The Hill on Aug. 9. On Aug. 12, the New York Times editorial board published a piece titled, “You Know Who the Tax Read More »

Trump Top Priorities


July 31, 2018

Of course we know President Trump wants to build a border wall.  Yesterday he threatened to shut down the government over funding for it.  But that’s not his Administration’s only priority.  Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin announced that they’re studying whether they can provide another $100 billion tax break to the richest Americans.  They 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 tax law six months out: a ‘frontal assault on communities of color’


June 22, 2018

Friday, June 22 marked the six-month anniversary of President Trump signing the GOP tax bill into law. Some of the more unsavory aspects of the bill have been well-reported: for example, the fact that it will add $1.9 trillion to the nation’s deficit over the next decade, and the fact that instead of using the Read More »