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Hard Work for Racial Justice – Message From the CEO

October 11, 2018

This week, I attended the Equity in the Center Summit in Baltimore. In the midst of the challenging speakers and workshops, a few themes began to emerge for me. First, the work of racial justice is not easy. We in the United States have a difficult history of racial injustice which continues to permeate our […]

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Proposed Public Charge Rule Open for Comment

October 10, 2018

This morning, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officially published the proposed rule to broaden the definition of “public charge.” DHS will accept public comments on the proposed rule via through December 10. As we wrote recently, the proposed rule would, among other things, expand the number of federal programs the use of which […]

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What the Hill–SE1:EP2 “Julie Sweetland”

October 9, 2018

Marie Camino and Brandon Toth are joined by Julie Sweetland, Vice President for Strategy and Innovation at the FrameWorks Institute to discuss how human service public policy advocates can apply FrameWorks’ research to issues related to immigration, the 2020 Census, and more.

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Back to Basics for Congressional District Visits and Candidate Forums

October 4, 2018

In advance of the November 6, 2018 mid-term election when Americans will vote to fill federal, state, and local offices, human service organizations will have opportunities to meet with Members of Congress during their district visits and attend candidate forums. The House of Representatives recesses for a district work period from October 12 until November […]

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A Still Strong Voice

September 27, 2018

I thought I knew the story. Since I was a child, I had heard it, read it, seen it on film. But, there is nothing as powerful as place. As being there. A guide who showed us the city said that a nickname for Amsterdam is “Mokum,” from the Hebrew “Makom,” which means place. How […]

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