Urgent: Mothers say Don’t Cut Child Tax Credit in Reconciliation Bill

Open Letter to Congress and the White House Dear Member of Congress: We are writing as mothers and primary caregivers – the ones who do the hard work of raising children. The Child Tax Credit has allowed us to put food on the table for our children everyday. We urge you: do not punish children…

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Mothers say: We need the Child Tax Credit (CTC). We need it to remain fully refundable, made permanent, and paid directly to us.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFROM: CARE INCOME NOW! careincomenow@globalwomenstrike.netDATE: September 29, 2021 STOP PRESS: Senator Manchin Attacks Mothers! Senator Joe Manchin is attacking mothers and other unpaid caregivers. He is refusing to acknowledge our work! He is insisting that in order to receive Child Tax Credits mothers have to “get a job”. But raising children is work,…

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Press statement: Mothers and others welcome the re-introduction of Worker Relief & Credit Reform Act

Date: Friday July 23, 2021From: Care Income Now!/US (CIN!)*, coordinated by Global Women Strike and Women of Color/GWS careincomenow@globalwomenstrike.net  Unpaid family caregivers are workers! Mothers and others welcome the re-introduction of the Worker Relief & Credit Reform Act making unpaid caregivers and students eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Today, as US Congresswoman Gwen…

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Unpaid Caregivers Participate in Child Tax Credit Awareness Day, and Press Policy Makers to Make the Child Tax Credit Permanent and Pay It to the Primary Caretaker

ISSUED BY: Care Income Now/US careincomenow@globalwomenstrike.net Care Income Now/US is participating in the Monday, June 21 Child Tax Credit (CTC) Awareness Day. Our multi-racial urban and rural network is releasing a letter calling on President Biden, Vice President Harris, elected officials, and the Treasury Department to make the credits a permanent child benefit payable by…

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Letter to NY Times: ‘Every Mother Is a Working Mother’

To the Editor: Re “Why Are We Worrying About Women’s Work?” (Opinion, nytimes.com, March 19): As a former Arby’s employee, I was glad that Elizabeth Bruenig questioned those who promote the importance of “standing behind the counter at Arby’s” over being a stay-at-home mother. Does forcing mothers on welfare to leave infants as young as…

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March 18 National Welfare Rights Union Truth Commission – Poverty in All Its Forms is Violence

Register now for the Truth Commission: Poverty in all its forms is violence: Caregivers victimized by poverty speak out! (online). Thursday March 18 from 7-8:30pm (US Eastern Time).   Convened by National Welfare Rights Union (NWRU).  Testifiers include Global Women’s Strike Benefits Working Group members. Registration link:https://actionnetwork.org/events/truth-commission-poverty-in-all-its-forms-is-violence-caregivers-victimized-by-poverty-speak-out

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