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Why – more than ever – we need a ‘Marshall Plan for Moms’ 
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February 18, 2021

Here is a labor statistic that might strike you as rather odd if not incredible: 45 million women in the U.S. report to work every day and night and receive no pay. That’s the number of moms raising kids in the U.S. Although many of course work outside the home (and yes, get paid for it!) a growing number have been grounded by the pandemic as the ranks of women in the U.S. labor force increasingly face evisceration. 

How can we make COVID-19 vaccine distribution more equitable? 
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February 17, 2021

Since last summer, the hope of a vaccine has been a key factor in the fight against COVID-19. Now that multiple companies’ versions have been approved as safe and effective, the next fight is the question of how to get the vaccine out and available to everyone. The equitable distribution of vaccines is a top political and health priority, but even with widespread support this goal is easier said than done.

CHN’s latest Human Needs Report: Progress on COVID-19 relief, executive actions, and more
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February 16, 2021

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress's work on a COVID-19 relief package, President Biden's executive actions, and more.

CHN Webinar: Register now. The next COVID relief bill: Top Biden official explains why it’s important and what you can do
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February 12, 2021

At 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 18, CHN will host a webinar, "The next COVID relief bill: Top Biden official explains why it's important and what you can do." Register for this Zoom webinar here.

CHN’s COVID-19 Watch: Tracking Hardship February 12, 2021
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February 12, 2021

The Saving Children from Poverty edition. This week’s COVID-19 Watch is all about children. President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, now being turned into legislation in the House, includes provisions that taken together, would cut child poverty in half, according to the Columbia University’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy. And just one of those proposals, the increase in the Child Tax Credit, would have the biggest impact, lifting 40 percent of children out of poverty. That means Congress is now working on a plan that will do immense good. 

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