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The Human Needs Report: President Trump's FY19 budget request

February 20, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released a special edition of the Human Needs Report focusing on President Trump’s FY19 budget request, including sections on select departmental budgets.
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How Long Until We Protect Children, Not Guns?!

February 15, 2018
If I don’t make it I love you and I appreciate everything you did for me --Text message sent from a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida to her mother December 2017 marked the fifth anniversary of the indescribably horrible mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary...
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Speak out for people with disabilities and the ADA!

February 13, 2018
Actually happening: some in Congress are trying to dismantle the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities at work, in school, in public places, and more. It's true. HR 620 - the ADA Education and Reform Act - is moving through the U.S. House...
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Human Needs Report: Spending and budget deal, immigration, work requirements and more

February 9, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report, with the latest on Congress’s spending and budget work, President Trump’s FY19 budget, immigration, work requirements, and more.
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Big Rainbows in the Political Clouds for Children: Some Really Really Good News

February 9, 2018
God has sent some huge rainbows in the clouds for vulnerable children amidst a profoundly negative political climate. Good news these days has been few and far between but the Bipartisan Budget Package/Continuing Resolution (CR) signed by the President earlier today offers significant and long...
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Why I Take Heart Health So Seriously

February 7, 2018
By: Alexandria Hill, MD Increasingly, women with cardiac disease are getting pregnant. We typically associate cardiac disease with people who have had a heart attack or open-heart surgery. But, as a physician and a cardiac patient myself, I think about the people born with heart abnormalities or...
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The State of the Union: Morally Dead and Leaving Vulnerable Children Behind

February 2, 2018
As I listened to President Trump’s State of the Union Address waiting to hear even a kernel of hope for our country’s most vulnerable children I became more and more distressed and disgusted as these children’s needs were once again left behind along with the values of the America and all great...
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Keeping Promises

January 26, 2018
“You promised.” Children learn the value and power of those words very early on as they begin to develop a sense of morality and trust. A preschooler will show deep outrage when an adult promise isn’t kept. The Continuing Resolution that ended this week’s government shutdown relied on a series of...
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The State of America’s Children Demands Your Action Right Now!

January 12, 2018
It is a national disgrace that children are the poorest Americans. The Children’s Defense Fund’s new report The State of America’s Children® 2017 details the immoral, costly and preventable poverty, homelessness, hunger, health problems, poor education and violence plaguing children who are America...
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