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Health Care Bill Disrupts Collective Well-Being

May 18, 2017

On May 4, the House passed a health care bill that would, among other things, cut Medicaid by $880 billion and remove important protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Advocates across the country are working hard to convince their Senators to reject the House bill and to urge Representatives who voted for the bill to […]

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Moving From Politics to Policy

May 4, 2017

At the state and national level, some policymakers are attempting to withhold public funding from localities (commonly called “Sanctuary Cities”) that choose to set their own law enforcement priorities regarding undocumented immigrants. In Texas, for example, the state legislature is currently working to reconcile the differences between its Senate and House-passed legislation to withhold all […]

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We’re All In This Together

April 20, 2017

In the March 9 newsletter, we talked about how right now the public is primed to understand issues and process information through the “separate fates” cultural model, the belief that what happens to an individual only affects that individual and their immediate circle. This perspective masks the collective benefits of human services, making it harder […]

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Keeping People in the Story

April 6, 2017

Human service organizations have long relied on telling stories of personal success or struggle to convey the impact and importance of a service or policy. We often include these examples in our fundraising appeals, advocacy campaigns, and media outreach with the goal of inspiring the public’s engagement and support. But we’ve learned through our partnership […]

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Support for Nonpartisanship – Letter to Congress

April 5, 2017

Dear Members and Friends, Today, the Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship is being delivered to members of Congress. The National Human Services Assembly is proud to stand with our fellow nonprofits to fight for the Johnson Amendment to remain intact, which is crucial to helping the human service sector build and maintain well-being in our […]

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