Public Policy News & Headlines

recent op-ed jointly written by Alliance for Strong Families and Communities President and CEO Susan Dreyfus and United Way Worldwide President and CEO Brian Gallagher was published in The NonProfit Times. Dreyfus and Gallagher called on federally elected leaders to make the charitable tax deduction available to everyone.

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Late last week, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee introduced legislation reauthorizing the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV). H.R. 2824, the Increasing Opportunity through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act, calls for a five-year extension at the current annual allocation of $400 million.

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Since its inception in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has been reauthorized with great ease every year. It has always received bipartisan support until the addition of protections for LGBTQ individuals, immigrants, and Native Americans during its 2013 reauthorization. 

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The president’s 2018 budget proposal, cuts $3.6 trillion over 10 years, and the majority of cuts target programs that support America’s families and communities by providing access to the building blocks that sustain well-being and enable people to achieve their full potential. Education is no exception.

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Members of the Senate were recently quoted as saying that their phones are not ringing off the hook with constituent calls about changes to health care coverage.

We are joining the efforts of several coalitions to change their perception.

As a sector that works at the nexus of families, communities, and the systems they rely on for affordable health care coverage, we demand a seat at the table to share our expertise on the potentially devastating impact of cuts to Medicaid.

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