Cherokee can quickly list what she wants for her 2-year-old daughter, Arorah. She wants her to grow up in a stable home, feel financially secure and go to college. This is important to Cherokee because growing up, she didn’t experience those things.
Today, the House of Representative introduced legislation aimed at reforming the U.S. Tax Code. The highly anticipated proposal was created to simplify taxes and grow the economy. Sadly, it falls short of providing relief to low and middle income working families and donors. Here are some ways tax reform could fix that:
Right now, 11 states are preparing to notify parents whose children are covered under a federal children’s health insurance program that they may lose coverage without immediate action from Congress.
“Do you have food on that truck? We are desperate.” This was the call that came in as volunteers were sorting, boxing, labeling, wrapping and loading supplies onto a truck bound from New York to Florida.
As you read this, wholesome food that could help feed families is on its way to landfills, while millions of Americans across the country struggle to lead healthy lives because they lack important nutrients in their diet.
It’s that time of year! Since 1992, volunteers and communities from across the U.S. have come together on the 4th Saturday of October to improve lives on Make A Difference Day. Many United Ways take part each year by mobilizing volunteers to make a difference in their community.
“David,” I said. “What do you mean you were ‘obliged’ to leave your home?”