President Obama signed legislation that makes the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) permanent! Thanks to all of our supporters who signed the petition and helped us make this a reality.
The EITC and CTC are two credits that help working families keep more of what they earn to pay for things like child care, food and reliable transportation to get to work. This new policy win prevents 16 million people – including 8 million children – from falling into poverty.
The EITC and CTC provisions included in this package have been a MAJOR priority for United Way and the focus of an intense year-long advocacy campaign supported by hundreds of United Ways around the country.
This win is significant for achieving systems-level change for our neighbors in need. Together, we have made a difference.
A BIG congratulations to all of you who were involved for this incredible win. THANK YOU!!!