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Pennsylvania: LIHEAP Local Profile






PENNSYLVANIA- A State of Brotherly LIHEAP Love by Jake Brown While spring is well into bloom across many states around the country, in Northeastern states hard hit by record winter cold fronts, the Keystone State of Pennsylvania has found itself in a kind of universal…

LIHEAP in the News: March 2012 no. 2






By Jake Brown New Hampshire Congressman and LONGTIME LIHEAP advocate Congressman Charles F. Bass led the March Congressional Profile spotlight by leading the charge along with a bi-partisan coalition of fellow Democratic and Republican Reps in the House urging the House Appropriations Committee to fund…

LIHEAP in the News: March 2012






By Jake Brown At the top of March, the US Dept of Health and Human Services’ Dept.’s Administration for Children and Families reported that at the winter meeting of the National Energy Assistance Director’s Association, held on February 28th and 29th to review the national…

Alabama: LIHEAP Local Profile






By Jake Brown Sweet Home Alabama is arguably most famous for the latter Lynard Skynard anthem and its legendarily blue skies, beneath whom many struggling families throughout the state have been living the hard times that have sadly become common to so many working class…

LIHEAP in the News: February 2012






By Jake Brown LIHEAP’s annual NATIONAL ACTION DAY came to life on Capitol Hill in full-force this month with The Nation’s report that among vital poverty safety-nets taking a hit amid budget cuts, a “huge disappointment” came with President Obama’s proposed “$452 million cut to…

February 2012 Congressional Profiles no. 2






A coalition of strong and solidified LIHEAP advocates consisting of: top-lined sponsorship of a bill- announced in conjunction with LIHEAP NATIONAL ACTION DAY- legislation that – according to Congressman Ed Markey’s press office, “will introduce legislation at the event to support the LIHEAP program, and…

LIHEAP in the News: February 2012






By Jake Brown January’s LIHEAP news cycle was framed on a national level in terms of the impact Washington budget squabbling has had in sum on millions of freezing, starving families across the country courtesy of a cover story by the Huffington Post, who profiled…

February 2012 Congressional Profiles






By Jake Brown Longtime LIHEAP powerhouse advocates, Maine senior US Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, both earned praise in January for the emergency LIHEAP funding they secured for their state – $9.9 million – as well as for the the national spotlight they shined…

Colorado: LIHEAP Local Profile






By Jake Brown Colorado’s snowy peaks are traditionally celebrated for their touristy beauty, but locally, that snow’s translation in terms of frigid temperatures and in turn freezing residents has – coupled with the cuts in LIHEAP funding- unleashed a perfect winter storm of misery upon…

New York: LIHEAP Local Profile






By Jake Brown The EMPIRE State is facing a problem of towering proportions this winter season as the gridlock in Washington over the funding of the LIHEAP program has left states like New York – who provided aid to 1,361,371 families in 2010 – struggling…

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