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For press inquiries or requests for interviews with Community Action Partnership spokespeople e-mail Johnny Eudaly.

For background information on the Community Action Partnership, members of the media can consult our About Us page and refer to the Promise of Community Action.

PRESS RELEASES

The Right Verdict (4/22/21)

(Washington, DC, April 21, 2021)-The Minneapolis’ jury verdict finding Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts is right and just. While true justice would be having George Floyd still among the living, this verdict brings accountability, and we hope a measure of justice to his family.  The question remains, will it bring a true shift in our country.

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The National Community Action Partnership Stands in Solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community and Denounces All Expressions of Hate and Violence (3/19/21)

(Washington, DC, March 19, 2021)—The COVID-19 pandemic unleashed both the largest health crisis and some of the most pronounced expressions of racism and violence in recent history. This continues to trouble the Community Action Network, especially given the escalated antiAsian racism and the trend of violence against Asian American and Pacific Island (AAPI) persons, especially AAPI women.

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NCAP Hails Long Overdue Shift in America’s Commitment to Address Poverty Through the American Rescue Plan (3/12/21)

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2021 – Today, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law, sending necessary relief to communities and populations across the country that have been hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to funding for vaccine outreach and distribution to directly fight the pandemic, the law also provides crucial economic supports, including housing and utility assistance, increased health care access, nutrition assistance for families, unemployment compensation extensions, funding to reopen schools, needed resources for small businesses and farms owned by persons of color, and expansions of refundable tax credits.

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National Community Action Partnership's Election Statement (10/29/20)

Washington, DC – It is a tumultuous time in American history, rife with uncertainty and change. The year 2020 will be remembered as a challenging and unprecedented time, with the COVID-19 pandemic and its painful health and economic impacts, the fight for racial justice and expanding calls for change, and an election that seems to be dividing us as never before.

As Election Day approaches, we remember that the Community Action Network’s founding principles and ideals are grounded in community involvement and civic engagement. Our very structure is designed to ensure the voices of everyone in the community are heard; it is the reasoning behind our tripartite board structure and our guiding principle of maximum feasible participation. Democracy requires engagement and we, as citizens and community members, have the power to influence our communities, our states, and the overall direction of our country…

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National Community Action Partnership Affirms Its Core Values (5/29/20)

Washington, DC – Our world is reckoning with a pandemic for which there is currently no cure. Already, COVID-19 has taken 100,000+ lives in the US and it has consumed millions more. We mourn for all who have been infected and affected by this crisis. In a very short time, the pandemic has shifted everyone’s reality and none of us will ever be the same. While COVID-19 has unleashed a threat on the health and economy of our nation, it has also revealed a pre-existing condition that places all of us at greater risk. The hierarchy of human value and to be more specific, RACISM, has served as an activator that has accelerated the loss of life and disproportionate losses to important populations in our country. Persons of color, who are in many cases, workers with low incomes and live in places that were already struggling are suffering great physical, economic, and social harm.

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Call for Applications – Whole Family Approach Community of Practice (2/21/20)

Washington, DC – The National Community Action Partnership is seeking applications for a new Regional Whole Family Approach Community of Practice. Community-based human service organizations and tribal governments in the following 8 states are invited to apply: Alaska, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin…

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NASCSP – CAP Joint Statement on President’s Proposed FY 2021 Budget (2/10/20)

(Washington, DC – 02/10/2020) Today, the Trump Administration released its FY 2021 budget proposal, once again calling for the elimination of programs and services that are critical to raising families out of poverty, including the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)…

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CAP Key Member of Rx Racial Healing Mobilization Campaign (7/18/19)

Washington, DC – In a briefing before the Helsinki Commission today (July 18, 2019), Dr. Gail C. Christopher outlined a new approach to eradicating racism and confronting religious and ethnic bias. Dr. Christopher’s Rx Racial Healing campaign is a mass mobilization effort designed to facilitate the healing of nations that have been afflicted by a history of oppression rooted in racism, anti-Semitism, and religious and ethnic bias. The national Community Action Partnership is one of five organizations working together to invigorate efforts to facilitate racial healing, improve equity in communities and eradicate racism…

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Statement on Proposed Changes to OPM's Inflationary Measure (3/13/19)

(Washington, DC – 05/13/2019) The National Community Action Partnership is deeply troubled by the Administration’s proposal to change the way the official poverty threshold is adjusted annually, potentially shifting to an inflation measure that would annually define fewer people as poor. Such a change would ensure more people will struggle over time to access programs and services needed to stabilize their families. While seeking comments on a range of inflation measures, the Administration’s consideration of the Chained CPI (Consumer Price Index) to modify the poverty line each year is of significant concern…

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Partnership Releases National Impact Report (1/24/19)

WASHINGTON D.C. – The National Community Action Partnership released today the first National Community Action Impact Report: Building Opportunities for All. This unique and comprehensive report looks at how Community Action Agencies across the country impact the lives of 15 million people each year, creating pathways to prosperity…

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