Tell Congress: Extend the Child Tax Credit!

Dear Majority Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, and Members of U.S. Congress:

Right now, inflation and COVID-19 continue to surge, straining our economy and making it difficult for families to get by. Income inequality is at a 50-year high, and one in seven children are living in poverty. No child should suffer the stress, pain, and uncertainty of poverty, which has lifelong consequences. Something is deeply wrong with our economy and we call on Congress to act now.

There is a solution to the child poverty crisis that we have already tried and know works: an expanded, fully refundable, and monthly Child Tax Credit. In December 2021, when monthly Child Tax Credit payments were still in effect, they lifted nearly 4 million children out of poverty and reduced child hunger by over 25%. The numbers do not lie, the expanded, fully refundable monthly Child Tax Credit payments helped families put food on the table and pay their bills.

The expanded Child Tax Credit answers the moral call to ‘love one another.’ Now, Congress must build on this success by ensuring that every child receives this life-giving support into the future. It is time to build a better kind of politics with children and families at the center.

Tell Congress to extend the expanded Child Tax Credit! 
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