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Three Common Myths about SNAP

April 5, 2017
Attacks on SNAP – the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, our nation’s frontline defense against hunger – are often couched in terms that play upon pervasive myths about SNAP and the people in our nation who struggle with hunger. Let’s take a moment to identify and understand the truth...
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Human Needs Report: Advocates' defeat ACA repeal bill, FY17 & FY18 spending work, Supreme Court confirmation and more

April 3, 2017
The Coalition on Human Needs just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for articles on advocates' work to defeat the ACA repeal bill, FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, a Supreme Court confirmation vote and more.
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Please Read: School Food is Not Fake News

March 29, 2017
Something often heard from conspiracy theorists but not taken seriously is the idea that American news was being manipulated. Apparently, it is a tactic once used by intelligence agencies and now with the amount of control the public has over global media, “fake news” has become a commercial...
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Head Smacker: Trump wrongly claims corporate taxes are too high

March 29, 2017
President Trump’s address to Congress last month gave us in the human needs community much to smack our heads about. As the Coalition on Human Needs' Debbie Weinstein noted in this piece about Trump’s false promises, he promised better health care while working to repeal the ACA; thanks in part to...
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#5Actions just for YOU!

March 20, 2017
Happy Monday ! It’s time to roll up your sleeves for our Top #5Actions of the week (See below). You can do all five of the actions on one day, or spread them out across the week, your choice. The important thing is not when you do them, but IF you do them. And if you do them, your actions will add...
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Child Watch® Column: A Time for Penance and Action to Help Our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters

March 17, 2017
After the new administration’s first Black History Month event included a general reference to 19th century lion Frederick Douglass as “somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more,” Frederick Douglass’s descendants jumped in with their own clarification.
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Trump’s Priorities are Not America’s Priorities

March 16, 2017
The budget blueprint the Trump administration released today is an attack on our families, our communities, our economy and our country. Simply put - American families, and our economy as a whole, would be worse off if Congress adopted this budget, which prioritizes building walls over building...
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SNAP is under attack

March 15, 2017
I am angry! Food security is under attack in New Hampshire. For many New Hampshire working families, paychecks don't cover the full cost of living – daycare, rent, and utilities alone can easily add up to more than what a parent brings home. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits, or...
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Music and Activism - #KeepMarching!

March 15, 2017
Some days are just amazing – and last week I had one of those days. I was able to attend an awesome concert and facilitate an amazing discussion with a fabulous group of people in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts at an awesome event organized by pianist Sarah Bob and her emerging Nasty Cooperative. The...
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Human Needs Report: ACA repeal bill, FY17 & 18 spending work, revised travel ban and more

March 14, 2017
The Coalition on Human Needs just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report . Read on for articles on House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, the revised travel ban, President Trump’s cabinet, worker...
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