📞 Call/Tweet Congress & Biden! 🐤

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Progressive Caucus, Speaker Pelosi, Senator Manchin, President Biden! Mothers & grandmothers say: We need the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for all our children!

The lives of millions of children have been dramatically improved as they are lifted out of poverty by their mothers receiving CTC. (See: census.gov). It begins to recognize the life-sustaining work of mothers and other unwaged family caregivers. It has raised the standard of living for families across the US.

As Congress negotiates the Build Back Better Act (sometimes called Reconciliation Act), some members, including Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), are threatening to cut back crucial parts of the legislation and impose work requirements on families too poor to pay taxes – as if raising children is not work!

URGENT: The next round of CTC checks are due Friday. If Congress doesn’t act, the checks will end in December!

To save CTC for all our children, join us in letting the Progressive Caucus, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senator Joe Manchin, President Biden, and your Representatives know that CTC must:

  • Be extended to at least 2025, include all poor children and remain fully refundable* – don’t punish poor kids!
  • Have no work requirements – raising children is work.
  • Include all immigrant children.
  • Be paid directly to mothers/primary caregivers so children benefit.
  • Be made permanent.

Please read and circulate our press release and letter to members of Congress and the White House, and this article by Rev. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, A National Call for Moral Revival: Why Joe Manchin’s good faith is bad for the poor.

* “Fully refundable” means children qualify for the CTC regardless of the income or lack of income of their parents. (Payments per child decrease for incomes above $75,000/year for those filing as single parents, $112,500 for single heads of household, and $150,000 for married couples.) Also that receiving the CTC will not affect getting other federal benefits.


📞🐤 Tweet and call!📞🐤

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Chair of the Progressive Caucus @RepJayapal
202-225-3106

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House @SpeakerPelosi 202-225-4965

Senator Joe Manchin @JoeManchinWV 202-224-3954

President Joe Biden @JoeBiden @POTUS @WhiteHouse 202-456-6213

ALSO contact other members of the Progressive Caucus, particularly those in your state or district: progressives.house.gov/caucus-members


Mothers and grandmothers speak out on Child Tax Credit

“The CTC has changed my life. For the first time I was able to pay my gas and electric bill and my rent at the same time. I’ve spent more time with my kids.” Mother, Altoona, PA (video)

“As a single mom in California with high rent fees, high gas prices, the CTC really helps bring financial stability to my household. It’s been a blessing to have my children see me more stress free.” Mother (video)

“The CTC has helped me pay the bills, keep cable on for my three grandchildren, buy them clothes and take them to the amusement park. If I had had CTC earlier, child welfare might not have taken my nieces from me.”  Grandmother, Philadelphia, PA  (video)

👉🏽 Also sign our letter to President Biden, VP Harris and Congress 

endorsed by over 70 organizations, including the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, the Women’s March Foundation, the Thomas Merton Center, the Mother’s Outreach Network and over 270 individuals.

Issued by Care Income Now
careincomenow@globalwomenstrike.net

🐤 Suggested tweets! 🐤

In #BuildBackBetterAct we mothers & caregivers urgently demand #ChildTaxCredit
❌have no work requirements–raising children IS work
✅remain fully refundable
✅is extended to 2025+
✅incl immigrant families
✅paid 2 mothers & primary caregivers
#CareIncomeNow @RepJayapal
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In #BuildBackBetter we mothers & caregivers urgently demand #ChildTaxCredit
❌have no work requirements–raising children IS work
✅remain fully refundable
✅is extended to 2025+
✅incl immigrant families
✅paid 2 mothers & primary caregivers
#CareIncomeNow @POTUS @SpeakerPelosi
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.@JoeManchinWV we mothers, grandmothers & other caregivers demand #ChildTaxCredit
❌have no work requirements–raising children IS work
✅remain fully refundable
✅is extended to 2025+
✅incl immigrant families
✅paid 2 mothers & primary caregivers
Don’t starve our kids!
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#ChildTaxCredit changes lives. “For the first time ever I was able to pay my gas & electric bills & rent at the same time.” Mother of 5 Altoona PA. ESSENTIAL that CTC remain in #BuildBackBetterAct. No cuts, no work requirements! @SpeakerPelosi @RepJayapal @JoeBiden @JoeManchinWV
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Extend & keep #CTC fully refundable–don’t punish poor kids! Before Biden made #CTC fully refundable, nearly ½ Black & Latinx families excluded &70% of households headed by single mothers/female guardians excluded. #MyChildTaxCredit @RepJayapal @SpeakerPelosi @POTUS @JoeManchinWV
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.@SpeakerPelosi @JoeManchinWV No cuts to #CTC, no work requirements! ‘These politicians espouse a tired myth of ‘deserving’ & ‘undeserving’ poor. Work requirements prey on already vulnerable people & create a pool of subminimum wage labor” – Rev Theoharis #PoorPeoplesCampaign
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.@SpeakerPelosi @RepJayapal @JoeBiden @JoeManchinWV Don’t cut #ChildTaxCredit in #BuildBackBetter! “As a single mom and a student, feeding my family healthy food and paying bills is very costly.”Extend #CTC & keep it fully refundable! #MyChildTaxCredit
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.@SpeakerPelosi @RepJayapal @JoeManchinWV Keep full #CTC in #BuildBackBetter. Appalachian mother: “CTC changed my life. For the first time I was able to pay my gas & electric bill & rent at the same time.” Make #CTC permanent & paid to mothers/primary caregivers #MyChildTaxCredit
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.@SpeakerPelosi @RepJayapal @JoeManchinWV #CTC lifts millions of children fr poverty. Don’t cut it! “CTC helped me pay bills, keep cable on for my grandchildren & buy them clothes. I was able to take them to an amusement park for 1st time” Grandmother, Philly PA #MyChildTaxCredit
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@SpeakerPelosi @Sen_JoeManchin @RepJayapal @WhiteHouse #CTC has cut child poverty & food insecurity. “Improvements to the CTC must be preserved and expanded; we simply cannot afford not to.” MD & pediatric resident, Philly PA #MyChildTaxCredit
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.@SpeakerPelosi @RepJayapal @IlhanMN #ChildTaxCredit cuts child poverty & raises family living standards. Fight 4 all mothers beginning w those w the least, both when we work full-time raising children & work a double day of waged & unwaged work. Extend #CTC in #BuildBackBetter
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.@RepKatiePorter @SenAlexPadilla @SpeakerPelosi Don’t cut or reduce #ChildTaxCredit in #BuildBackBetter. Mother of 2 boys says: “As a single mom in California with high rent & high gas prices CTC brings financial stability to my household.” Make CTC permanent.. #MyChildTaxCredit
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.@RepDwightEvans @RepDean Oppose work requirements to get #CTC – don’t penalize poor kids and caregivers. We’re doing society’s essential life-sustaining work in our homes & communities. Women add $1.5T/yr to US economy in unpaid caregiving. #CareIncomeNow #MyChildTaxCredit
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