CALL SENATE MAJORITY LEADER SCHUMER AND ASK FOR A PERMANENT EXPANSION OF THE FEDERAL CHILD TAX CREDIT
Phone calls are one of the best ways for elected officials to learn what their constituents really care about. When you call Senator Schumer, you will talk to a member of his staff. There is no need to be nervous. They get calls like this all the time! Here is the number to call: (212) 486-4430.
Here is a sample script you can use:
Introduce yourself and tell the staffer why you are calling:
Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME]. I’m a constituent from New York zip code [YOUR ZIP CODE]. I’m calling to thank Senator Schumer for his leadership on the expanded Child Tax Credit and to urge him to make the expansion permanent in the Build Back Better Act.
Add personal details about why this is important to you. Here is one example, but it is most impactful if you tell your own story or speak from the heart about why you care:
I’m a parent who has received the Child Tax Credit. The payments help me pay my grocery bills and buy back-to-school clothes for my children. Making the Child Tax Credit expansion permanent would help me provide healthy, nutritious food for my children and stop worrying as much about household bills.
Ask Senator Schumer to take action:
I urge Senator Schumer to prioritize making the expanded Child Tax Credit permanent as part of the Build Back Better Act. It is a critical investment in our nation’s future.
Thank the staffer:
Thank you so much for your time.