DeLauro and Murray Push to Guarantee Paid Sick and Safe Days for Workers Nationwide

March 15, 2017 http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-life-and-job-quality/in-focus/delauro-and-murray-push-to-guarantee-paid-sick-and-safe-days-for-workers-nationwide By Zoe Ziliak Michel At a time when millions of Americans’ health insurance—and health—is imperiled by an attack on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), at least one bill introduced in Congress could have a positive impact on … Continued

Food Stamp Recipients Increasingly Are the Working Poor

Posted at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/food-stamp-recipients-working-poor_us_58cac50fe4b00705db4d1364 New data challenges the stereotype that receiving food stamps discourages working. By Joseph Erbentraut, 03/16/2017 06:26 pm ET Newly released data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides more evidence of just how many low-income households continue … Continued

Trump Budget Slashes Programs That Work Just Fine

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2017/03/17/poor-excuse-trump-budget-slashes-programs-work-just-fine/#.WMwbu28rIdU By Deborah Weinstein March 17, 2017 So the first part of the Trump budget is out, and it is one of the clearest examples of upside-down priorities you’re likely to see. It cuts funds from programs serving our … Continued

Fairness, Progress and Greatness Trumped in Partial Budget; Investments in People Sacrificed

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2017/03/16/fairness-progress-greatness-trumped-partial-budget-investments-people-sacrificed/#.WMq3_m8rIdU By Deborah Weinstein March 16, 2017 The dark and dangerous priorities of the Trump Administration are laid bare in its first budget submission.  The winners are military contractors and tough guy ideologues.  The losers are the American people. … Continued

Tell Legislators: HUD’s Housing and Community Development Programs Make a Difference

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): Reducing funding for Federal Programs harms the people currently being assisted by these resources. If funding does not increase, elderly, families and those with disabilities who receive rental vouchers would be cost burdened, and … Continued

Help Us Get the Federal Resources to End Homelessness

From the National Alliance to End Homelessness (http://www.endhomelessness.org): Ending homelessness must be a priority, even when the budget is constrained. We must tell Congress that we need resources to get the job done. Join the effort to increase spending for HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless … Continued

Federal Cuts Would Target Civil Legal Aid for Poor

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): By: Kate Giammarise Published: February 27, 2017 Funds for low-income people seeking legal help in civil cases — such as those involving domestic violence protection from abuse orders, child custody issues, evictions, mortgage foreclosures, utility … Continued

Tell Congress to Support Families That Have Trouble Putting Food on the Table

From the Coalition Against Hunger (https://www.hungercoalition.org/): With the new administration and Congress already hinting at cuts to major nutrition programs that include food stamps, it is crucial that we voice our support and tell our representatives: “No one should go … Continued

Urge Your Members of Congress to Support the FAMILY Act—Paid Leave for Workers

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): Families with children are all too aware of the urgent need for paid family and medical leave. So it is good news that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Rosa DeLauro reintroduced … Continued

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