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A Program Trump Wants to Kill Helps Build Neighborhoods

A Program Trump Wants to Kill Helps Build Neighborhoods

The Trump administration is targeting federal programs it says don’t work. But, if you want homeless families in affordable housing, job training that leads to well-paying work, and after-school programs for grade schoolers, take a closer look at those targets. Consider Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. NEWS ANALYSIS  Over […]

On How Alabama Is Blazing a Trail of Social Justice Resistance

On How Alabama Is Blazing a Trail of Social Justice Resistance

Alabama has long been a seedbed for some of the nation’s most repressive policies and practices, many of which are now centerpieces of the new presidential administration. Alabama’s notorious anti-immigrant legislation, known as HB 56, helped lay the groundwork for the current national anti-immigrant hysteria. Not only has Alabama exported the policies of HB 56 […]

White House Threat on ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Is Rebuffed, Again, by Cities

White House Threat on ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Is Rebuffed, Again, by Cities

NEW YORK (AP) — Ignoring fresh threats from the White House, city leaders across the U.S. are vowing to intensify their fight against President Donald Trump’s promised crackdown on so-called “sanctuary cities” despite the financial risks. “We are going to become this administration’s worst nightmare,” New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said Monday during […]

Portland Experiment Will House the Homeless in People’s Yards

Portland Experiment Will House the Homeless in People’s Yards

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Faced with an intractable homeless problem, officials in Portland are thinking inside the box. A handful of homeless families will soon move into tiny, government-constructed modular units in the backyards of willing homeowners. Under the pilot program taking effect this summer, the homeowners will take over the heated, fully plumbed tiny […]

Millions of People to Keep Health Care, as Obamacare Repeal Stalls

Millions of People to Keep Health Care, as Obamacare Repeal Stalls

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a humiliating setback, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their “Obamacare” repeal bill off the House floor on March 24 after it became clear the measure would fail badly. It was a stunning defeat for the new president after he had demanded House Republicans vote on the legislation on the […]

Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Fifth Edition

Making It in Trump’s America: Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families – Fifth Edition

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country.   Will the GOP Health Care Bill Fail Its First Test? It was supposed to be a big […]

U.S. Drops LGBT Questions From Surveys, Alarming Advocates

U.S. Drops LGBT Questions From Surveys, Alarming Advocates

NEW YORK (AP) — LGBT advocates are questioning the Trump administration’s quiet deletion of questions on sexuality from two federal surveys. Combined with the withdrawal of another planned survey evaluating the effectiveness of a homelessness project for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, the moves have alarmed watchdogs who worry they may point to a […]

Sheriffs Take Issue With Trump’s Claim on Immigration ‘Detainers’

Sheriffs Take Issue With Trump’s Claim on Immigration ‘Detainers’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Several city officials and sheriffs around the U.S. lashed out Tuesday at a White House report aiming to shame them over what the Trump administration sees as lax immigration policies, saying it includes wrong or misleading information about recent arrests of immigrants or their jail policies. The pushback was not just […]

News Analysis: After 60 Days, Trump Breaks Promises to Families

News Analysis: After 60 Days, Trump Breaks Promises to Families

Monday, March 20 marked the first 60 days of President Donald Trump’s administration. For numerous families across the country, those 60 days have brought harrowing times, as they seek stability and safety. At the end of January, Trump’s Muslim travel ban engendered mass confusion among families at airports trying to reconnect with detained relatives. Critics […]

Want Clean Air for the Kids? Pay Attention to Trump’s Budget

Want Clean Air for the Kids? Pay Attention to Trump’s Budget

If you care about the water your kids drink at breakfast and the air they breathe as they walk to school, you should care about the Trump administration’s proposal to cut nearly a third of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget, advocates say. In his inaugural budget proposal, President Donald Trump took an axe to […]

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