FRAC: President’s FY 2019 Budget Will Make Hunger and Poverty Worse in America

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Statement attributed to Jim Weill, president, Food Research & Action Center (FRAC). WASHINGTON, February 12, 2018 — The president’s fiscal year 2019 budget eviscerates one of the nation’s most successful programs, the … Continued

Proposed Elimination of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

From the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (http://www.thecaap.org): Today the Trump Administration released its FY 2019 budget proposal, doubling down on last year’s unprecedented proposed cuts. The budget calls for the elimination of three programs critical to America’s working families … Continued

Fueled by Broken Social Contract, Study Finds Inequality and Despair Driving US Life Expectancy Down

Posted at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/02/08/fueled-broken-social-contract-study-finds-inequality-and-despair-driving-us-life Published on Thursday, February 08, 2018 by Common Dreams While the U.S. is still extremely rich nation, “its wealth is not inclusive” and “the ‘American dream’ is increasingly out of reach” By Julia Conley, staff writer A … Continued

Decrying ‘Dog-Eat-Dog System,’ #PoorPeoplesCampaign Kicks Off 40 Days of ‘Moral Action’

Posted at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/02/05/decrying-dog-eat-dog-system-poorpeoplescampaign-kicks-40-days-moral-action Published on Monday, February 05, 2018 by Common Dreams “We are witnessing an assault on the poor, on immigrants, on black and brown people, and on the Earth, and we can’t let it happen any longer.” By Jessica … Continued

Speak Up Now for Medicaid and SNAP

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): There are literal lifesavers around us that we can’t see! For example, Medicaid and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or food stamps). They are there when we need them, saving lives and boosting our economy. They … Continued

Tell Congress to Support Affordable, High Quality Child Care

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): Get any group of parents of young children together and the issue that comes up almost immediately (besides bedtime woes!) is the cost, concerns, and crisis of trying to find high-quality affordable childcare. And there is … Continued