Posted December 11, 2013 at 2:24 PM
As a college student, my meal decisions often come down to which dining hall on my campus my friends and I go to. But with SNAP cuts this past November and even more cuts potentially on the way, millions of families could face the impossible decision of which 16 meals they want to skip in any given month.
SNAP, the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program, is a critical tool for more than 47 million Americans to put food on the table. One out of four children in our country live in a household that receives SNAP. We simply cannot allow further cuts to this program.
Households already saw their benefits reduced on November 1, and now House Republicans are trying to cut ...
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Posted December 4, 2013 at 2:49 AM
Two weeks ago, the University of Houston College Democrats (UHCD) had their meeting televised on Telemundo. An honor like that seems to be pretty commonplace for UHCD; their involvement on campus this semester is truly formidable.
A growing chapter, the club only started in Fall of 2012 with ten members. Given all the events they host and action they’re taking, they now boast over fifty active members. Chapter president Catherine Tassin de Montaigu attributes her chapter’s success to two major factors. First, Catherine urges the importance of a “strong foundation of board members.” With active leadership, UHCD is prospering by engaging new students in politics by providing a range of volunteer and social activities. She finds inviting guest speakers to be ...
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Posted November 21, 2013 at 9:37 PM
Posted November 20, 2013 at 7:06 PM
by Annie Kehler,
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) seeks to prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment based on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. First considered by Congress almost two decades ago, it is time that Congress acts to curb this discrimination.
ENDA was first introduced into the Senate and the House in 1994 with a total of 167 co-sponsors across both chambers. Failing to pass, it was reintroduced in 1995, and failed by only one vote in the Senate in 1996. ENDA once again has an opportunity to become law, as the Senate passed the legislation on November 8th of this year with a vote of 64-32. Although the House has sent the bill into committee, Speaker John Boehner has yet ...
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Posted November 20, 2013 at 11:20 AM