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As activists gather, state legislators continue to advance attacks on voting 
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May 7, 2021

On Saturday, voting  rights advocates will gather, in-person or online, in more than 100 communities throughout the country to mark the “National John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Action Day.” The actions could not be more timely. Across the country, state legislatures continue to advance barriers to voting, spurred in part by what many are calling the “Big Lie” -- the oft-refuted notion that the November 2020 elections were replete with error and fraud. 

Help Wanted: Four Million-plus Workers to Care for an Aging America 
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May 5, 2021

Fact: the U.S. birth rate is declining. If the birth rate in 2008 had held steady through today, we would have an additional 5.8 million children in our country. Fact: by 2034, for the first time in U.S. history, Americans over 65 years old will outnumber Americans under 18. This will accelerate the need for people to take care of this aging population. Fact: an acute shortage of home care workers already exists, and without aggressive intervention by federal and state governments as well as the corporate sector, it will get much worse. Fact:  the average hourly wage for a home care worker is about $12 per hour, and one in six lives in poverty. 

CHN’s COVID-19 Watch: Tracking Hardship, April 30, 2021
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April 30, 2021

The lifting up families and children edition. Fourteen weeks into his term in office, President Biden told the American public Wednesday evening that the twin battles to beat the pandemic and improve the economy are succeeding. “Now -- after just 100 days – I can report to the nation: America is on the move again,” Biden said. “Turning peril into possibility. Crisis into opportunity. Setbacks into strength.” But Biden and his team know this is not the time to settle for a return to the pre-pandemic status quo.

CHN: President Biden’s Historic Investments to Secure Our Future 
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April 29, 2021

Over the years, anti-poverty advocates have often been disappointed when political candidates or officials failed to mention the problem of poverty in America in speeches or debates.  Last night was different. President Biden, in his first address to a joint session of Congress, said ‘And, maybe most importantly, thanks to the American Rescue Plan, we are on track to cut child poverty in America in half this year.' 

CHN members praise verdict in George Floyd murder trial but warn that our work is not done 
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April 23, 2021

CHN member organizations had a lot to say in the aftermath of the George Floyd murder trial. Here is a sampling of their comments. 

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