This article originally appeared in the April - May 2010 Newsletter.
Urge your members of Congress to protect and strengthen key tax credits that can make a big difference for low-income workers and their families.
Points to make:
- The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) lifts more than 6.6 million Americans annually above the poverty line, including 3.3 million children.
- The EITC, the Child Tax Credit, and other measures are effective, but more must be done. In 2008, nearly one in four children lived in a family struggling to put food on the table.