Report: After five years of minimum wage increases, New York City’s restaurant industry is thriving
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August 23, 2019

Five years after New York State passed the first of several laws to gradually raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, New York City’s restaurant industry continues to thrive, with strong growth in restaurant industry employment, wages, and the number of establishments around the city, according to a new report released by the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School and the National Employment Law Project.

Register Today: CHN Census Poverty Data Webinar Wednesday, Sept. 4.
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August 21, 2019

On September 10th, the Census Bureau will release national poverty and income data, as well as nationwide and state health insurance data. CHN will host a webinar at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 in which we will preview the data and explain how navigate the Census Bureau's web site to find the data you need. The webinar is entitled, "What Can We Expect from the New Poverty, Income and Health Insurance Data, And How Can We Find the Info We Need?"

Act now to prevent cuts to 3.1 million SNAP recipients
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August 19, 2019

Food assistance is at risk -- again. Just months after Congress rejected cuts to our most important food assistance program (SNAP), the Administration is now proposing to implement, through executive action, a second SNAP benefits cut it failed to secure through legislation. You can take action to stop this from happening.

It’s About Time Everyone Cares about Politics
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August 15, 2019

Butting heads. Name-calling. Gridlock. Threats of shutdowns. An infuriating lack of progress. We can all agree that government today is polarized, at least on the federal level.

Vulnerable people are everywhere
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August 14, 2019

People often ask me, “Where are you from?” While this is simply a polite question, I laugh, because the answer is more complicated than you might think. I try to figure out how to answer without telling a stranger my life story. I was born in Korea as a citizen there, raised in the Philippines, flew to the U.S. three years ago, and now reside in Virginia for college – simple, right? It’s true that my background often places me in rather confusing situations, but I am immensely thankful to have had the opportunity to grow in a multicultural environment.