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Administration Seeks to Remove Non-Binary Identities from Law

October 23, 2018

By Marie Camino On Sunday, the New York Times obtained a memo from the administration revealing plans to redefine the legal definition of gender as “a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth” under Title IX, A Department of Education (ED) statute that prohibits any education program receiving federal funding from discriminating on the […]

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Public Charge Update: Children and Education

October 23, 2018

By Marie Camino The National Assembly continues to follow the proposed “public charge” rule that opened for public comment almost two weeks ago, and is an active member of the Protecting Immigrant Families coalition. If implemented in its current form, the proposed rule would adversely impact multiple communities, and limit the ability of these communities […]

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Initiative Partner Leverages Reframing into Policy Wins

October 18, 2018

Human Services Council (HSC), a National Reframing Initiative partner and early adopter, this year successfully reframed the signature campaign it co-leads to Strong Nonprofits for a Better New York. That change, accompanied by reframed messaging targeting media and policy influencers, yielded big results in the state’s fiscal year 2019 budget for human services. Strong Nonprofits […]

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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 regulations.gov 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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