We urge you to put families and workers first: There should be no expanded tax breaks for businesses and corporations without expanding the CTC and EITC.
5 December 2022
Recent US Census data reveals a fundamental truth: Congress has the power to make a different choice, to put families and workers first with proven-effective strategies to reduce child poverty and boost incomes for people who work but aren’t paid enough to make ends meet by expanding the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). [...] As you know, in March of 2021 Congress temporarily expanded the CTC which benefitted 3.3 million children in New York and provided more than $5 billion in cumulative payments to New York families. [...] This part of the EITC has not been adjusted for nearly 30 years (outside of the temporary, one-year 2021 expansion) and as a result, about 6 million of these low-income workers 19 and older have incomes below the poverty line, once federal taxes are taken into account. [...] Luke Lutheran Church Adirondack Foundation NYAPRS.org Nonprofit Westchester Y-COP of Mount Vernon Rise Public Health Solutions Henry Street Settlement COFCCA Educational Alliance Center for Family Representation Feeding Westchester Mariners' Temple Baptist Church United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region Community Health Care Association of New York State United Way of Greater Rochester and the Fin. [...] Prevent Child Abuse NY Kaufman University of Rochester Medical Center Program Design and Development, LLC Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative Safe Horizon Schuyler Center for Analysis & Advocacy FPWA Homeless Services United Inc United Neighborhood Houses Arab-American Family Support Center YMCA of Greater New York The Child Center Of NY The Ch.