RESULTS advocates for tax policies that are grounded in equity and help people move out of poverty. This includes tools like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families.
Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Task Force on Poverty released its recommendations. At first analysis, the proposals from House Speaker Ryan would by and large leave millions of Americans worse off. Meanwhile, RESULTS Experts on Poverty shared their own experiences about anti-poverty programs, and Senator Brown made the case for expanding EITC. Raise your voice in calling on Congress to protect and expand programs that lift and keep people out of poverty.
Sitting in my senator's office at last year's International Conference, I never realized the policies we discussed might wind up affecting me.
Today more than 40 members of the RESULTS REAL Change Fellowship are on Capitol Hill, voicing their support for global health and education and urging Congress to support bipartisan proposals to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for childless workers. Right now, low-wage American workers that do not have children in the home are the one population that is taxed into poverty. House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Obama have proposed to expand the EITC, an important first step to remedy this situation. Let's back up the next generation of anti-poverty leaders, many of whom are sharing their own first-hand experiences of poverty, on Capitol Hill today!
Last Friday, advocates on Capitol Hill and across the country celebrated “EITC Awareness Day.” In addition to local events to get the word out about tax credits to low-income working families, RESULTS participated in a standing-room-only Capitol Hill briefing hosted by Tax Credits for Working Families and CFED, which featured Johns Hopkins Professor Kathryn Edin, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Laurie-Anne Sayles, who shared firsthand how important the EITC was to her family. Let's build on the momentum of last year’s tax deal by pushing Congress to expand the EITC by submitting LTEs and contacting schedulers to set up face-to-face meetings with your representatives and senators for the Presidents’ Day recess.
Just before Christmas, Congress made crucial provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) permanent at long last, sending a lifeline to millions of hardworking Americans all across the country.
Prioritize tax policies that focus on working families.
Support policies that increase access to housing and reduce the racial wealth divide
Prioritize tax policies that focus on working families
Shape the Election Debate with Candidate Questions about Poverty
January 2018 Webinar Recording
January 2018 Webinar Summary
January 2018 Webinar Slides
Write Letters to Congress to Stop Cuts to Anti-Poverty Programs to Pay for Tax Cuts
Guest Speaker: Laura Peralta-Schulte of NETWORK
December 2017 Webinar Recording
December 2017 Webinar Summary
December 2017 Webinar Slides
Write Letters to Congress to Stop Cuts to Anti-Poverty Programs from Tax Legislation
Guest Speaker: Rafael Collazo, UnidosUS
November 2017 Webinar Recording
November 2017 Webinar Summary
November 2017 Webinar Slides
Write Letters to Protect Anti-Poverty Programs in Tax Legislation
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