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Interesting points by @DavidAFrench, including his support for @MittRomney’s Family Security Act 2.0 with @SenatorBurr and @SteveDaines.

However, that bill creates some pretty awful and tragic disparities in how it adds pregnant women to the Child Tax Credit. (1)
@DavidAFrench @MittRomney @SenatorBurr @SteveDaines First, it adds pregnant women but excludes parents who do not have Social Security numbers.

How are parents defined? How do you prove that in the womb? What about the child who, if born here, is a citizen?

This rather tragically undermines adding the CTC to pregnant women. (2)
@DavidAFrench @MittRomney @SenatorBurr @SteveDaines Second, the summary reads, “A family must have earned $10,000 in the prior year to receive the full benefit…..”

This harms young adults, single moms, people with disabilities, families who survived an economic recession, farmers dealing with a crop failure, etc. (3)
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Fading Family Lines- Women and Men Without Children, Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren in 19th, 20th and 21st Century Northern Sweden…
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NEW from @Robert_t_Orr: Renewing the expanded #ChildTaxCredit for ALL ages is the best way forward.

But a child allowance for children ages 6 and younger is the next best option.

Why? Because young kids are the most likely to face poverty.

Workers only hit their peak earnings years between 35 and 54. So young parents tend to have fewer financial resources to invest in their child’s needs.
Parents of young children tend to be young themselves and are less stable financially.

But telling parents they have to wait until they have kids until they are financially stable isn't the answer here. That would have negative impacts on families and society.
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Thread: Policymakers need to find a path to a compromise #BuildBackBetter bill that makes significant progress toward more broadly shared prosperity, is based in evidence, and can pass.

See new @CenteronBudget analysis:…
Economic insecurity was widespread even prior to the pandemic. 1 in 4 households couldn’t afford adequate food, shelter, or utilities at some point between 2014-2016.
Insecurity went well beyond households that had incomes below the #poverty line. Many middle-income households couldn’t pay their bills in at least one year, sometimes because their incomes fell or costs rose.
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What the Child Tax Credit fight says about America - @DrRichBesser & @DAcevedoGarcia - The Hill

#ChildTaxCredit #InvestInKids #CutChildPoverty (1)
On Child Tax Credit expiration:

“no help came this past week because we let the expanded credit expire during an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and with prices rising on everything from groceries to utility bills.” - @DrRichBesser @DAcevedoGarcia (2)
“The expanded credit kept at least 3 million children out of poverty every month between July and November, leading to a 30 percent decline in child poverty rates overall.” - @DrRichBesser @DAcevedoGarcia

#CutChildPoverty (3)
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1/We are celebrating @POTUS’s first year in office, reflecting on the progress we’ve made and looking forward to where we are going, toward greater equity, prosperity, and sustainability for all. Read & RT to spread the word! Very long 🧵
2/@POTUS is delivering the largest investment in safe, clean drinking water.

Learn about the Infrastructure Act & funding to address contaminants so that clean drinking 💦 flows freely through all of our homes, schools & businesses.…
3/@POTUS initiated an unprecedented vaccination program & ramped up measures to protect people against Covid & save lives.

65% of Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated + more are getting vaccinated & boosted every day.

🔎 PA Covid Vaccination dashboard:…
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The story of the #BuildBackBetter has yet to be written. Let’s examine the 50 Republican US Senators who are voting against lifting children out of poverty, education,elder care, affordable prescription drugs, child care & family leave? What does this mean for YOUR STATE? Image
#ALABAMA Sen. Richard Shelby is voting against the #ChildTaxCredit “The Center on Budget &Policy Priorities found making the program permanent would benefit 93% of #AL children,lift 162,000 #AL children above/closer to poverty line & benefit 480,000 #AL children under 17. Image
#ALABAMA Sen. Tommy Tuberville has offered you no solutions; he has admitted that he “wouldn’t have a clue” how to address the current pandemic and recently told people that $600 per week in federal unemployment benefits was just “too much.”… Image
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THREAD: Democracy is under assault in Wisconsin—but we’ve been fighting back. Read on for how we’ve sprinted through 2021—and then click to donate so we can hit our year-end goal & ramp up the fight in 2022!
Before we dig into our review of 2021, let’s set the stage—for why anyone outside Wisconsin should care about this state in the first place. Simply put: what happens in politics here shapes the course of the nation.
Wisconsin is the most evenly divided state in the country. 4 of the last 6 presidential elections have come down to less than 1%. In 2020, President Biden won WI by 20,682 votes—a 0.6% margin. In 2018, Gov Evers won by 1.1% As a result, every election here is a titanic battle.
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I’m the House sponsor of the #BuildBackBetter Act, and I can tell you that Joe Manchin’s reasons for opposing this legislation are complete BS. I don’t know if he doesn’t get it or just doesn’t care, but the American people will pay the price.
Senator Manchin will sleep tonight not worrying about how to pay for childcare or care for an elderly relative. He won’t suffer when the #ChildTaxCredit runs out or China buries our budding green job sector.
If Senator Manchin sticks to today’s statement, nearly every West Virginia family will suffer. Most Americans will suffer.

This is not representation, it’s betrayal.
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Alright, alright we're about to come in HOT with reasons to support #BuildBackBetter🔥🔥 This Act was passed by the U.S. House last month, but time's running short for the Senate to take it up as well. 🧵
Avg. annual cost of #childcare for one toddler in Kansas is $10k/yr 😳 With #BuildBackBetter, child care costs would decrease significantly for families of 9 in 10 young children in Kansas. What could these savings mean for you and your family? 🧵
#BuildBackBetter = UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO HIGH-QUALITY PRESCHOOL for 47,000 additional Kansas children, ages 3 and 4. Whether it’s public schools or childcare providers or Head Start. 🎒🖍️🎨
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Yesterday marked the 6th drop of @POTUS’ monthly #ChildTaxCredit. This much-needed credit has improved the lives of families across the country, and has undoubtedly impacted women and women of color for the better. Here are two stories, from mothers in #Florida and #Indiana:
“Those who are struggling the most to get by and who face the highest burdens, mostly women in communities of color, need all of these policies that work better together.” Read about Laurie and Topacio, both in Florida, in #ChangeWire:…
In Indiana, Eva talks about being a low-income mom: “What’s often overlooked as not a big deal – like dance classes for my daughter. Things like that... that support our children in the long run, are really big deals [for] families in poverty.”…
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We just passed the #BuildBackBetter Act to make one of the most transformative investments in the middle class in our nation’s history. This bill will help our working families, fight climate change, expand access to affordable health care, and create millions of jobs. ⤵ (1/5)
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Working families will reap the benefits of this legislation for generations. #BBB will expand the #ChildTaxCredit, which has drastically reduced child poverty. It will also make child care more affordable and enable states to expand access to nearly 20 million children. (2/5)
🌎 #BBB will deliver the largest effort to combat the climate crisis by growing our clean energy economy. It will provide clean energy tax credits, and invest in clean energy technology and manufacturing, creating good-paying jobs as a result. (3/5)
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🧵Hardworking Florida families are reaping the benefits of the American Rescue Plan’s (ARP) expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC), which rose from $2,000 per child to up to $3,600 per child under age 6 and $3,000 per child 6 and older. 1/4
In Florida, 3,647,000 children qualified for advance CTC payments in October, data from the Treasury Department shows. Households received a total of $938.6 million in payments, with an average payment per household of $411. 2/4
The #ARP also expanded the CTC so that it is fully refundable, so previously ineligible low-income families will now receive the full credit. 3/4
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Thread: The #BuildBackBetter framework would extend for 1 year the Rescue Plan expansions of the #ChildTaxCredit & EITC for adults not raising children & do important work but for low wages

Plus: it makes the driver of the child poverty reduction–“full refundability”– permanent!
The framework extends for one year the Rescue Plan’s full #ChildTaxCredit expansion: $3,600 for young children and $3,000 for 6-17 year-olds.
It makes the key feature for cutting child #poverty -- “full refundability” – PERMANENT. This means that the full credit will permanently go to children in families with low or no income.
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🧵 Today is my last day at PPI. One of my favorite projects from the past year has been the Talk Policy podcast series I started last spring, where I got to interview policy experts on various #socialpolicy and #economics issues. Some highlights include:

An interview with Professor @maya_rossin of @Stanford on why the U.S. is an outlier on paid family leave and why the pandemic underscored the importance of creating such a program as part of our human infrastructure 2/…
Professor @aaronsojourner and I sat down to discuss the benefits of increasing federal investment in child care and early childhood education and why #carecantwait 3/…
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This is hard to write but it is true for many. What I’m about to say is a harsh reality of what people go through.

What I am about to say is also the reason why a lot of people don’t ask for help.

People do not ask for help because of the fears and stigmas that exist.

Here Is Something to think about,

What if you were a #singleparent with a #child

You work full time for $15.00/hr

You take home roughly $960.00 per paycheck (bi-weekly after taxes)

#singleparent #parenting #Blessed #grateful #calgary #calgarylife #alberta #yyc

Your bills per month:

$1,000 or more for rent
$150 or more for cable/internet
$250 or more for utilities
$150 per month for car insurance

So let’s do the math

You bring home about
$1,920.00 a month

Your bills average about $1,500(give or take)

@GrannyGTArp @BallerGearCA
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The #HouseholdPulseSurvey estimates that of adults living in homes w/ children, 30.3% were in homes where children received #FoodAssistance in past 7 days based on responses collected 7/21-8/2. #Census #
The #HouseholdPulseSurvey estimates that of adults living in homes w/ children under 5, 29.4% were in homes where children were unable to attend daycare/other #childcare arrangement due to safety concerns in past 4 weeks, based on responses collected 7/21-8/2. #Census #COVID #HPS
The #HouseholdPulseSurvey estimates that of 57.2% of American adults lived in homes where someone worked onsite at a workplace in past 7 days, based on responses collected 7/21-8/2. #Census #COVID #HPS
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Despite the strong economic recovery under President Biden, two once-in-a-generation economic downturns have made the path to the middle class difficult for many young Americans. Here's a #WhiteHouseDeepDive into how the Build Back Better Agenda helps young people. THREAD:
Young people face barriers on the path to economic security. Home ownership rates are at a historic low for young adults, child care for two children costs at least 50% of the median millennial's salary in 47 states and DC, and the climate crisis poses an urgent threat. 2/10
So how does the Build Back Better Agenda help? It starts with education:
- Providing 2 years of free community college
- Lowering costs for low and middle income students at HBCUs and minority-serving institutions
- Raising the maximum Pell Grant by nearly $1,500

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Last week, roughly 39 million Americans started seeing expanded #ChildTaxCredit payments in their bank accounts, including parents of nearly 1.2m Wisconsin children—thanks to @POTUS & @TheDemocrats and NO thanks to Republicans. Find out what this tax cut means for your family. 1/
The expanded Child Tax Credit was part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, the historic legislation that passed thanks to Democrats in Congress, and no thanks to Republicans who *unanimously* opposed the relief plan.…
This tax cut will provide additional relief to working parents across the country, increasing the existing tax benefit from $2,000 up to $3,000 per child ($3,600 for children under age 6) and returning up to half of families’ spending on childcare for those under the age of 13.
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