2024 kicks off a presidential election year, opening up opportunities to expand our community of anti-poverty champions. Your outreach to members of Congress and members of your community will grow the movement for equity and justice. This winter and spring, we will grow an unstoppable Community of Change demanding ample funding for anti-poverty programs, action on nutrition and global child health, and economic justice in the tax code.
From January through June 2024, Congress will decide how much money to spend on which government programs. You and your community have the power to shape that budget for programs tackling poverty and oppression. Now is the time to raise your voice to fund global health, education, and nutrition.
At the end of the year, world leaders will come together and recommit to access to lifesaving vaccines and nutrition for children globally. We want the U.S. government to show up big and do its part to support a healthy future for every child, with bold new pledges for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and at the Nutrition for Growth Summit.
Access to nutritious food impacts every aspect of health and wellness—and 1 in 6 children in the U.S. lack the food security to grow, learn, and lead active lives. In the winter and spring of 2024, we will rally our communities to protect and expand essential food programs like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Special Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
By now you might know about the profound impact on poverty made by the 2021 Child Tax Credit expansion—child poverty was cut nearly in half. And tragically when the expansion lapsed, poverty doubled. But you can help harness this tremendous power in the tax code not only for children and families but for renters and other individuals grappling with poverty and oppression. In 2024, we will speak out for a tax code that works for our communities.
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