Child Tax Credit Popular Across Parties, Reinstate Now!

URGENT ACTION ALERT: The Child Tax Credit is Popular! Voters: Independent, Republican, Democrats Call for Expansion of the Child Tax Credit

Or in this holiday season will Members of Congress gift poverty to millions of children?

The clock is ticking! Congress must reinstate the refundable Child Tax Credit before the end of 2022.  The 2021 expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) was an overwhelming success! By making it fully refundable (which made it available to the most impoverished families), raising the amount, and paying it out monthly, the expanded CTC resulted in the largest-ever decline in child poverty in a single year. Child poverty fell to 5.2%, the lowest rate on record.

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Selma James talk on KPFA radio Letters and Politics is published

https://archives.kpfa.org/data/20221206-Tue0500.mp3?_gl=11a0pji_ga*ODQzNTI Monday, December 5, to Letters and Politics with Mitch Jeserich for an interview with Selma James of the Global Women’s Strike. The interview will be aired at either 10.08am or 10:30. Selma spoke about the historic 1982 occupation of the Holy Cross Church by sex workers in London. She was their spokeswoman at the time and…

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Press statement 29 November 2022 by Community WHRDs Collective in Thailand

On the occasion of International Women Human Rights Defenders Day we, Community WHRDs Collective in Thailand gather to restate and amplify our demands first submitted to three Parliamentary Committees to mark International WHRD Day, 21 November 2019. We re-affirm that the 2017 Constitution is not fit for purpose and must be replaced. It must be…

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Women human rights defenders collective demands constitutional reform

News By Prachatai Submitted on Wed, 7 Dec 2022 – 03:13 PM A network of women human rights defenders has called for a more inclusive constitution and proposed amendments to the constitution which included the protection of women’s rights, decentralization, and state welfare. Representatives of the Collective announcing their demands for constitutional reform On 29…

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Event: meet Selma James – the celebrated author & campaigner

Dear friends, You are welcome to come and meet the celebrated author and campaigner Selma James on Thursday, 15 December, 5pm at our local Kentish Town Library, NW5 2AA.  Selma will speak about her latest anthology Our Time is Now – Sex, Race, Class, and Caring for People and Planet, followed by discussion.Please RSVP.

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Nadja News: Ten times women’s unpaid care work was recognised in history.

Cooking, cleaning, gathering food and water, and caring for children and the elderly are vital for families and societies. Yet this work, performed by women 75% of the time, has seldom been given the recognition it deserves, creating huge inequality around the world. Here are ten times unpaid care work has been recognised for what it…

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