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URGENT! Tell Congress & the White House to Restore the #ChildTaxCredit Payments Now!

By Global Women's Strike | 6th March 2022

Children are suffering due to Senate inaction! ⚡ Twitterstorm Tuesday March 8, International Women’s Day ⚡ 11am-1pm PT / 2-4pm ETDefend the #ChildTaxCredit The #ChildTaxCredit in the Build Back Better plan helped more than 36 million families with children afford groceries and school supplies, pay bills and make ends meet. It lifted 3.7 million children…

Take Action: Child Tax Credit & Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day

By Global Women's Strike | 8th February 2022

Help get out the word that it’s not too late to get the rest, or all, of your 2021 Child Tax Credit (CTC) money, as part of a national day of action on the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit on Feb 8. What you can do:

Mothers and grandmothers speak out on what losing the Child Tax Credit has meant for their families

By Global Women's Strike | 3rd February 2022

“We’ll just be back in the poorhouse again, back where we started from. We will not get to go out on family outings. No snacks, no going out. No more Taco Tuesdays, no more movie night, no pizza night. I won’t get breaks. Less socks and shoes for the kids. The CTC was helping me catch up on my bills, but now I’m going to have to be starting all over again. Plus food prices went up, and food’s going up more. With the CTC being shut off, some people’s going to be hungry again. Five pounds of chicken wings is now $17.99. Toilet tissue’s doubled in price. It’s now 10 rolls for $10.99. Sodas were $2.98, to it’s now $6.99. That’s going to be a struggle because they ain’t upping your food stamps.”

URGENT! Tell the White House & Congress that Our Children Need You to Save the Child Tax Credit NOW!

By Global Women's Strike | 3rd February 2022

With the Senate failing to extend the Child Tax Credit (CTC) into 2022, families with children have not gotten a monthly check since December 15th and millions of children have been thrust back into poverty, millions of families have been hurt. But we cannot give up on extending the CTC, because the health and well-being of millions of children benefited from it. Vote for the CTC now! No work requirements! What job is more important than raising the next generation? Raising children is real work and moms and grandmas shouldn’t be required to get a “real job” to qualify. Children need the CTC and mothers and other primary caregivers have earned it.

Child Tax Credit Emergency Twitter Storm, Friday 14 Jan

By Global Women's Strike | 14th January 2022

URGENT ⚡ #ChildTaxCredit Twitter Storm ⚡ Friday January 14th  1-2PM ET, 10-11AM PT TAKE EMERGENCY ACTION TO PROTECT THE CHILD TAX CREDIT! For the past 6 months, the Child Tax Credit (CTC) has lifted millions of children out of poverty. Using present poverty measures it cut child poverty in half, decreased food insecurity by 1/3,…

Caregivers Participated in Mass Direct Action with the Poor People’s Campaign to Push US Senate to Pass Build Back Better, including extending the Child Tax Credit

By Global Women's Strike | 17th December 2021

A delegation from the Global Women’s Strike (GWS), Women of Color in the Global Women’s Strike (WOC/GWS) and Payday men’s network joined the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival (PPC:NCMR) in doing mass non-violent civil disobedience in the nation’s capital on December 13 Moral Monday to press for passage in 2021 of the Build Back Better Act, and in particular for the continuation of the extended Child Tax Credit (CTC).

US Launch 11 Dec: Andaiye and Selma James, The Point is to Change the World & Our Time Is Now

By Global Women's Strike | 1st December 2021

Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 9am PST / Noon EST / 5pm GMT Register for online event Between the Lines Books in Toronto, City Lights Books in San Francisco, Eso Won Bookstore in Los Angeles, the Howard Zinn Book Fair, Marcus Books in Oakland, Pacifica Radio’s “Sojourner Truth”, Pacifica station WPFW in Washington DC, PM Press…

Letter to editor: Child Tax Credit is saving Philly Families (Phila Inquirer)

By Global Women's Strike | 18th October 2021

We agree with Jeremy Jones (Oct 13): the improvement to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) “must be preserved and expanded.”  Mothers based at our Center have been writing, tweeting and calling elected officials, desperate to hold on to the payments.* One mother said, “The CTC has changed my life. For the first time I was able to…

#ChildTaxCredit Twitter Storm! Call/Tweet Congress and White House

By Global Women's Strike | 15th October 2021

📞 Call/Tweet Congress & Biden! 🐤
Thursday, October 13 Progressive Caucus, Speaker Pelosi, Senator Manchin, President Biden! Mothers & grandmothers say: We need the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for all our children!

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

By Global Women's Strike | 30th September 2021

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…