Research Suggests Hunger a Side Effect of Climate Change

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-08/climate-change-air-quality/research-suggests-hunger-a-side-effect-of-climate-change/a58898-1 August 8, 2017 – Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Research suggests higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are likely to reduce nutrients in food. (David Fulmer/Flickr) HARRISBURG, Pa. – … Continued

Take Action During August Recess to Build Opposition to September House Budget Vote

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Newly Released FRAC SNAP Maps Tool Highlights SNAP’s Importance — Especially in Small Towns and Rural Areas Members of Congress are home for the August recess. Now is an opportune time to … Continued

Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Highest in Rural Areas and Small Towns, New Data Tool Reveals

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): WASHINGTON, August 2, 2017 — Households in counties determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to be rural and small town are more likely to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) … Continued

Support African American Clergy Advocacy for the Poor

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org): On July 18 African American clergy from across the country descended on Capitol Hill and held a press conference followed by meetings and civil disobedience to protest unjust budget proposals. These include: Cuts to … Continued

What’s At Stake for Low-Income People in Federal Budget/Health Care Bills?

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): What’s at stake for low-income people in federal budget, health care bills? A U.S. House subcommittee is voting today on a bill that would slash federal funding for programs that support the economic security of children, families, … Continued

DHS Proposing Cutting Heat Assistance

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-07-11/budget-policy-and-priorities/dhs-proposing-cutting-heat-assistance/a58466-2 July 11, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window Without heating assistance, people may turn to riskier ways of keeping warm. (Antonio Mette/Wikimedia Commons) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Responding to the threat … Continued

How the U.S. Can Prevent a Fire Like Grenfell Tower

Posted at https://talkpoverty.org/2017/06/30/london-fire-happen-america/ June 30, 2017 | Miriam Pierson & Sarah Edelman Firemen examine inside the Grenfell Tower in London as firefighters continue to damp-down the deadly fire, Thursday, June 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) At least 80 people are missing and presumed dead … Continued

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