Resources from Around the Coalition: Nutrition and Hunger, Federal Budget, March Madness, and More
Anti-hunger efforts. Federal budget proposal analyses. Pay gap bracket picks. CHN’s coalition members are producing great work on very important issues. This week, we continue our Resources from around the Coalition blog series, highlighting important resources you should be aware of.
- The Food Research and Action Center recently launched a new blog, FRAC Chat. The blog will provide updates and commentary on Capitol Hill, the federal nutrition programs, and anti-hunger efforts. FRAC also recently released its annual School Breakfast Scorecard, which measures states on the rate of participation of low-income children in the federally-funded School Breakfast Program.
- National Priorities Project this week released its Competing Visions analysis that breaks down how key proposals for the federal budget stack up to Americans’ priorities. NPP looks at the Obama Administration’s budget request, the House Budget Committee proposal, and the People’s Budget, released by Progressive Caucus. Like CHN, National Priorities Project supports the People’s Budget; if you do too, click here to tell your members of Congress.
- Speaking of the federal budget, CHN has been compiling great resources from all of our coalition members on our FY17 Budget Resource page. Check out the page for CHN’s new fact sheet on cuts to mandatory programs proposed in the House, as well as links to statements and letters to Congress, news, analysis and updates.
- In the spirit of March Madness, AAUW invited fans to make bracket picks based on the size of gender pay gaps between female and male graduates of the competing schools. Nationally, women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 79 percent of what men are paid, a gap of 21 percent. With that in mind, they’re betting on the schools with the smallest gender pay gaps.
- The informative and resource-filled TalkPoverty.org site recently got a makeover. The new website also includes a redesigned version of an interactive poverty data map that ranks each state on key economic security indicators. From the gender wage gap, to the percentage of opportunity youth, to the availability of affordable housing, and more, the maps contain the latest data on poverty across the country. You can even check out data for your own congressional district with break-outs by gender, age, race, and ethnicity
- BONUS: In honor of the 6th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, the White House released an updated fact sheet on the law’s accomplishments. The White House Council of Economic Advisers also released a chart book on the progress the ACA has had on healthcare coverage, costs and quality.
All of these resources are great tools for advocates. If you know of a great resource others should know about too, share it in the comments section below.