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Protecting the Value of Human Potential: Immigration Policy Continues to Undermine Well-Being

June 21, 2018

Executive Order Issued Yesterday, the Administration issued an executive order stating a new policy to “maintain family unity” by directing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) not to turn adults over to the Department of Justice (DOJ) when they face criminal charges. As of now, the order keeps the “zero tolerance” policy in place, which […]

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Supporting Youth-Led Movements

June 21, 2018

By Marie Camino Our annual convening last Wednesday was committed to exploring essential conversations that the human services sector should be having. One such conversation, was, if you’ve been watching the news at all, very timely. The rise of the gun control movement, and the success of the Parkland students in particular is something to […]

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Reaching Sound Policy Choices in a Post-Factual Political Culture

June 21, 2018

By Brandon Toth How can human service advocates navigate the current environment to further policy and systems change in our communities? On Wednesday, June 13, we posed this question to a panel of experts during the National Human Services Assembly’s Annual Convening: Essential Conversations on Human Services. We were very pleased to have Karen Howard […]

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Immigration Turmoil: Take Action Now

June 15, 2018

By Marie Camino and Brandon Toth (Updated 6/18/18) For those of us who have been following movement on immigration, the development of the discharge petition by moderate republicans in the House gave the Dream Act a new glimmer of hope. At the very least, representatives would have had a chance to debate, amend, and vote […]

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Johnson Amendment Threatened Again

June 1, 2018

Last Thursday, the House Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) passed its Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations bill. The legislation includes a policy rider, identical to the one included in the FY18 bill, that would effectively prohibit the IRS from enforcing the Johnson Amendment against churches. Thanks to advocacy by many of your organizations, […]

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