National Human Services Assembly
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HEROES Act Impact on Human Service Organizations’ Employees

June 1, 2020

On May 15, the House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, a sweeping $3 trillion coronavirus relief package. However, unlike prior stimulus legislation passed this year, the bill was passed almost entirely with just Democratic votes, and Republican Senate leadership has made clear that they are not planning […]

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No Reopening Without Child Care

May 18, 2020

By Zachary Tashman Access to child care programs is an essential cornerstone in building lasting societal health and well-being. Not only do child care facilities provide employment to more than 2 million professionals, quality early childhood education plays a critical role in lifelong cognitive development for children and increasing labor force participation for parents. By […]

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Bill Endorsement: Medicare Crisis Program Act

May 11, 2020

By Zachary Tashman On May 1, Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Joe Kennedy (D-MA) introduced the Medicare Crisis Program Act (H.R. 6674) to address the growing number of uninsured Americans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This legislation would protect the health and well-being of millions of people by dramatically expanding access to Medicare and Medicaid. […]

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Protecting Americans’ Right to Vote during the Coronavirus Crisis

May 4, 2020

By Zachary Tashman From the Presidential contest down to races for local offices, November’s elections will have profound consequences on the human services community. These elections will determine policy decisions as small as the construction of new parks, to decisions as large as the nomination of Supreme Court Justices. To uphold the legitimacy of our […]

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CARES Act: Nonprofit Relief

April 13, 2020

By Zachary Tashman As the world faces one of its most destabilizing public health storms, it is essential that we come together to support human service organizations that are dedicated to constructing firm foundations of collective well-being. The human service sector plays a critical role strengthening public health during this immediate crisis by providing assistance […]

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