Children's Defense Fund

Expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) Direct Advocacy Hub


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Dear [Decision Maker],

The one-year expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a critical down payment on ending child poverty and advancing racial equity in America. It creates a guaranteed income for children and is available to families through monthly payments starting July 15 that will help promote family economic well-being, security, and flexibility for families in your community. But children need consistency, so I'm calling on you to make that expansion permanent.

Families need a guaranteed income that is generous, inclusive, and permanent. Making the expanded Child Tax Credit permanent is a smart investment in the country's future and an essential step towards ensuring all children have what they need to flourish, no matter their race, ethnicity, immigration status, or zip code. I hope I can count on you to fight for a permanent expansion to the CTC.

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