Archives: Voices

CHN Celebrates the Supreme Court’s Decision on the ACA

Check out CHN’s statement on today’s historic Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act below. You can also download a PDF version of our statement. What did you think of the Court’s ruling? Let us know by leaving your thoughts in the comments section below. Coalition on Human Needs…

Fact of the Week: 13 Million Dads Benefit from Low-Income Tax Credits

For Mother’s Day, our Fact of the Week highlighted the 21 million moms who benefit from low-income tax credits. We didn’t want to leave out dads, so this week’s fact is about them. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 13 million fathers in working families benefit from…

A Full Court ‘Press’ to Stop Federal Cuts

We’re doing a full court ‘press’ to stop federal cuts to human needs programs, and we need your help. On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education approved funding levels for programs in its jurisdiction. Unlike the President’s budget, which funded priorities more adequately…

Community Voices: Telling Your Story of Nutrition Assistance

With Congress due to reauthorize child nutrition programs like WIC, school lunch and breakfast, summer meals and after school and child care feeding programs, we all have the opportunity to voice our concerns about threatening cuts to nutrition programs. One of the most powerful ways to protect these vital nutrition…

Human Needs Report: Appropriations, Immigration Reform and Family Detention Practices

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, our regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. This edition includes articles on the ongoing appropriations process, immigration reform and family detention practices. See below for the full analysis and links to each section of the report….

How You Can Help Stop Federal Budget Cuts

Last month, Congress passed a budget outline that calls for deep cuts to everything from housing to health care to Head Start. Now they are starting to fill in the specifics – specifics that would further increase poverty and inequality. As we hit the next stage of the budget battle, we…

33 Senators Join Chorus of Voices Condemning Obama’s Family Detention Policies

[Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on the American Civil Liberties Union’s blog, Washington Markup, on June 3. If you represent a national organization, please sign this letter being circulated by CHN urging President Obama to end the practice of family detentions.] One third of the Senate has had enough of the…

Strengthen Minimum Wage – and EITC

[Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ blog, Off the Charts, on May 27. On the same day, the National Women’s Law Center released an updated version of their related fact sheet, The Minimum Wage and EITC: Complementary Strategies Helping Women Life Their…