Everyone should have the ability to provide for and care for their family. The expanded Child Tax Credit—essentially a child allowance of $150 to $300 per child that goes to families every month—helps all families succeed, from families struggling with basic needs like food and clothes, to families that need help with childcare and college savings.
In July alone, the expanded Child Tax Credit lifted 3 million children out of poverty. Surveys show that most of the money went right back into local businesses, restaurants and grocery stores. It is good for children, good for families, good for businesses, and good for New York’s recovery. Unless Congress takes action, the expanded Child Tax Credit will expire at the end of the year.
Right now, Congress is considering whether to extend the Child Tax Credit as part of the Build Back Better Act. We are fighting hard to make sure that the expanded Child Tax Credit becomes permanent and that Congress does not let families down.
We need your help!
Please add your name to the letter below and let Majority Leader Charles Schumer know you support a permanent expansion of the Federeal Child Taxt Credit.
ADD YOUR NAME TO THE PETITION
Dear Majority Leader Schumer,
We are writing as parents, caregivers, grandparents, and concerned New Yorkers to thank you for your leadership on the one-year expansion of the Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan Act, and to urge you to make the expanded Child Tax Credit permanent in the Build Back Better Act.
The expanded Child Tax Credit helps all families, from families struggling with basic bills like food and clothing to families who need help with childcare and college savings. The first payment of the expanded Child Tax Credit alone lifted 3 million children out of poverty. Over time, the Child Tax Credit would cut childhood poverty almost in half. Experts also estimate that over the next 12 months, Child Tax Credit payments could help boost consumer spending by more than $27 billion. It is good for families, good for businesses, and good for our country’s economic recovery.
Nearly 11 million children in America live in poverty. Making the Child Tax Credit permanent would allow parents and caregivers to rest easier at night, knowing that they have the resources needed to provide for their children. It is a smart investment in our children and our countries’ future. We urge you to prioritize making the Child Tax Credit permanent as part of the Build Back Better Act.