Feature: Letters to Congress

National Group Sign-On Letter Urges Congress to Quickly Enact No Less Than American Rescue Plan
February 5, 2021

On February 4th, over 100 national organizations including the Coalition on Human Needs called on the United States Congress to enact swiftly no less than what is called for in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. Without speedy and comprehensive action, "...families that could have managed will be pushed into poverty and deaths that could have been avoided due to the pandemic will occur."

CHN letter to all U.S. Senators demands COVID-19 relief
September 25, 2020

CHN on Friday, Sept. 25 sent a letter to all 100 U.S. Senators demanding COVID-19 relief. It reads in part, "The pandemic has imperiled your constituents’ economic well-being and their health. COVID-19 cases are again rising, and as we enter the colder months, the threat will increase. The moratorium on evictions expires at the end of the year. If you leave now without acting, millions of people, unable to come up with one or more months of unpaid rent, will face eviction."

CHN’s letter to all members of the U.S. Senate urging Senators to extend U.S. Census reporting deadlines
August 10, 2020

CHN's letter to all members of the U.S. Senate urging Senators to extend statutory reporting deadlines for apportionment and redistricting data for the 2020 Census to April 30, 2021, extend the deadline to transmit state population totals to that date, prohibit the Bureau and the President from sending the relevant data to the Congress in advance of those deadlines, and to allocate $400 million to address Census Bureau operational challenges.


CHN: Budget Resolution Provides a Blueprint for Our Nation’s Future that Will Do Unprecedented Good for the Vast Majority of Americans
August 11, 2021

In the early hours of Wednesday, August 11, the Senate passed a budget resolution that was praised by the Coalition on Human Needs. In a letter to the Senate, CHN said the resolution "provides a blueprint for our nation’s future that will do unprecedented good for the vast majority of Americans."

CHN Urges Senate to Provide Legal Status for Immigrants, Pathway to Citizenship in Budget Resolution
August 10, 2021

The Coalition on Human Needs on Tuesday, August 10 urged members of the U.S. Senate to provide legal status and a pathway to citizenship for immigrants who are essential workers, including farmworkers, who have entered the U.S. as children (known as the Dreamers), and who are here having fled disastrous conditions in their home countries. CHN urged Senators to vote for the budget resolution for FY 2022 now pending, which includes reconciliation instructions to the Judiciary Committee, allowing $107 billion over 10 years for expenditures related to providing these immigrants legal status.

July 22, 2021

Approved CARE Listing for July 19, 2021