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To: Congressional leaders, President Joe Biden
Make the expanded Child Tax Credit permanent!
Congress must make the expanded Child Tax Credit permanent, which would lift millions of children out of poverty and make life easier for tens of millions of middle- and working-class families.
Why is this important?
Earlier this year, Democrats in Congress passed an unprecedented Child Tax Credit as a part of the American Recovery Package, which delivers direct payments to tens of millions of Americans every month.
This benefit immediately produced historic results: According to one analysis, the August payment of the expanded Child Tax Credit lifted 3.5 million children out of poverty.
The expanded Child Tax Credit is extremely popular among all Americans, is proving to be the single most significant measure to slash childhood poverty, and has benefitted tens of millions of middle- and working-class families—but unfortunately, it's expiring soon.
That's why we must fight to make it permanent—and President Biden's Build Back Better legislation, which Congress is currently debating, does just that. Democrats and Republicans recognize the impact of this program—and right now Congress has the chance to make it permanent.
New research from Columbia University shows that with a permanently expanded Child Tax Credit, American children would be healthier, learn more, and would be less likely to be neglected—and taxpayers would earn back 84 cents for every dollar invested.
At a time when the rich are getting richer but working families are struggling to make ends meet, it’s time for Congress to take bold action. Sign the petition, and demand that Congress make the expanded Child Tax Credit permanent.