"With the Child Tax Credit, I have been able to shop for groceries, stock up for an emergency, I have been able to buy my daughter more clothes, I have been able to put money to the side for her gymnastics, I have been able to do more extracurricular activities with her because I have this extra money that’s coming into my pocket."
-Stephanie, a mother and Child Tax Credit recipient
The expanded Child Tax Credit, adopted last year as part of President Biden's American Rescue Plan, is one of the most impactful anti-poverty programs in a generation or more, yet the Senate refuses to extend it, snatching a lifeline from millions of U.S. families, including many in Philadelphia.
Join us Tuesday, February 1 at 11 a.m. EST for a virtual policy roundtable on the expanded CTC and its impact on poverty. Hear from Megan Curran, Director of Policy of the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University, about what recent research tells us about how the benefit has impacted families, how they are using the dollars, and how it affects our economy. Dr. Curran will also discuss how the U.S. policy compares to programs in other countries that make cash payments to families.
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