Victory for Working Families

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RESULTS volunteers across the country were instrumental in using their voice and their political power to influence their members of Congress throughout 2015 (in addition to lots of hard work in previous years) which culminated in a BIG win for hardworking families across the U.S.

From RESULTS Executive Director, Joanne Carter’s statement:

“Just before the holidays, 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.

This is an incredible moment for us at RESULTS, and we have you to thank for it. It is because of your tireless efforts — including at least 225 face-to-face lobby meetings, 145 EITC/CTC media pieces, and thousands of letters, e-mails, and phone calls over the last two years — that 50 million Americans won’t have to worry about their tax credits disappearing. They will be able to pay for basic things like heating, groceries, and car repairs. And 16 million Americans won’t be forced into poverty or deeper into poverty.”

16 million people were at risk of falling into, or deeper into poverty. Our tax code holds in it some very powerful solutions to poverty. We can build on our victory here, and we can truly make a difference. “Ordinary” people can create extraordinary change. What a great example, right?

 

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