Don’t wait to find out their priorities– be the one to set the agenda on Capitol Hill.
Tell your lawmakers that ending poverty here and everywhere should be at the top of their to-do list. That means seriously addressing the affordable housing crisis and reimagining tax policy for economic justice. That means investing in programs to end diseases like tuberculosis that are a global cause and consequence of poverty. That means fulfilling every child’s basic human right to learn.
Our goal is to grow the number of voices calling for an end to poverty and meet with all members of Congress who serve areas with RESULTS advocates by the end of March 2023.
So, don’t wait: schedule a meeting with your member of Congress. Raise your voice to help transform systems of oppression and poverty into justice and opportunity. Set the agenda.
Tuberculosis (TB) is the world’s biggest infectious killer after COVID-19, disproportionately affecting communities that grapple with poverty. But unlike COVID, we have had the tools to treat, cure, and prevent TB for decades. The missing piece is political will, which is where you come in.
Malnutrition is the underlying cause of half the world’s child deaths. In low- and middle-income countries, 70 percent of 10-year-olds cannot access the education they need to learn to read. COVID made all of this worse. The U.S. government has the money to help make significant headway on these and other issues that impact global poverty, but they need to hear from you to know it’s a priority.
The 2021 expanded Child Tax Credit (“CTC”) helped slash U.S. child poverty almost in half—that is the power of the tax code. Congress let this CTC expansion lapse, but in 2023, we’ll push for tax policies that help close racial and other wealth divides including a restored CTC and a renter tax credit. Corporations and lobbyists will fight loudly to prioritize themselves in the tax code, but we can be louder.