More than one in five American children now lives in poverty, according to new Census data. And the situation is even more dire for children of color, with 39 percent of black children and 35 of Hispanic children disadvantaged by poverty.
For America's struggling families, anti-poverty programs like food stamps, unemployment insurance, the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit are a crucial safety net. Yet Congress may be targeting these same programs for cuts as part of their debt reduction effort.
Please join us, and tell Congress: Protect the programs that lift kids out of poverty.
- U.S. House of Representatives
- U.S. Senate
I am writing to ask that you protect the Child Tax Credit, the Earned Income Tax Credit, unemployment insurance, and Medicaid from cuts.
As the economy stagnates and unemployment remains high, families continue to struggle. Nowhere is this more evident or more disturbing than in new child poverty numbers released recently by the Census Bureau.
More than one in five children now lives in poverty. And the situation is even more dire for children of color, as 39 percent of black children and 35 percent of Hispanic children live in poverty.
Addressing the national debt is very important, but family budgets are even more so. Please enact balanced, responsible debt reduction that protects children and families in need.
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