Introducing: The Voices for Human Needs Podcast
We at the Coalition on Human Needs advocate for ending poverty and alleviating social and economic hardship for people with low-incomes and other vulnerable populations through federal policies, but we know we can’t do it alone.
That is why we are introducing our new project: the Voices for Human Needs Podcast. This podcast will serve as a go-to resource for both new and experienced activists in their journey fighting alongside organizers, communities, and policy advocates.
This season, we will speak with partners of our coalition — including policy experts, activists, and organizers — about the impact of the American Rescue Plan and proposed investments in our economic recovery on poverty and opportunity in America. Topics in each episode will cover how new federal proposals can help children and families recover from the hardships they’ve experienced as a result of COVID19, as well as the unique opportunity we have to redress entrenched racial disparities that are holding our nation back. What do changing policies mean for people with low incomes and communities across the country? How far do they get us toward realizing a human needs agenda, where meeting people’s basic needs come first?
Each episode will focus on a current issue of anti-poverty policy being debated in Washington D.C., including raising the federal minimum wage, making the expanded child tax credit permanent, and investing in affordable housing, will feature local and national experts discussing the particular policy issue, and will inform listeners about how they can get involved with ongoing advocacy campaigns.
Stay tuned for our first episode discussing the fight to raise the federal minimum wage and learn more about how you can become a better advocate to promote greater equity and justice in your community! You can access our podcast homepage at Anchor, and subscribe to our show on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.