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Proposed SNAP Reform Threatens Community Well-Being

July 31, 2019

By Marie Camino Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced a proposed rule entitled “Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).” SNAP is a federal program that provides nutrition benefits to families to increase well-being. It is currently the largest food assistance program […]

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Reframing newsletter

Sector Leaders Leverage Reframing in Call for Universal Charitable Tax Deduction

July 25, 2019

Before the August Congressional recess, we thought it was a good time to share a nicely framed advocacy piece that you might wish to use during district visits with your Members. “Ensuring that Charitable Giving is Accessible to All Americans” asserts that all taxpayers should be eligible for the charitable tax deduction. The July 1, […]

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The Citizenship Question and the Future of the 2020 Census

July 23, 2019

By Marie Camino The organizations that comprise the human services sector share a common mission: to help everyone reach their full potential and contribute to their communities in meaningful ways.  Over 300 programs that help lay the foundation for strong communities rely on accurate census data for funding. An inaccurate census count threatens well-being by […]

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Today’s Lynchings – Message From the CEO

July 19, 2019

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Montgomery, AL, and go to the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Truth and Justice, both projects of the Equal Justice Initiative. As powerful as the words of Bryan Stephenson, founder and executive director, are in his book, Just Mercy, and in the recent […]

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Bill Highlight: Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act (H.R. 987)

July 18, 2019

By Terrence Kane In May, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 987, a bipartisan omnibus bill that aims to increase healthcare access and lower prescription drug prices. The Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act combines seven bills that affect change across the healthcare arena, primarily broken into two major sections: drug pricing […]

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