I wanted to follow up to make sure you had a chance to RSVP to join the ACLU and Senator Cory Booker to talk about how the child tax credit is crucial to racial justice.
Right now, the US has one of the highest child poverty rates in the world. More than half of all Black and Latinx children — and 36 percent of all US children — live in or near poverty.
This is a national tragedy with profound moral and practical costs to the nation. By ensuring an expanded and refundable child tax credit, we can cut child poverty by 40 percent — and lift over 50 percent of Black children out of poverty. The child tax credit is a racial justice issue, as well as an economic one.
During this action session, you’ll hear from US Senator Cory Booker and ACLU Campaign Strategist Rakim Brooks about the policy change we’re working toward.
Then, we’ll move to action — you’ll learn how to tell your story on a digital platform to build the movement for systemic equality and to directly appeal to lawmakers, whether you’re a parent yourself or someone who wants to take a stand against child poverty in the wealthiest country on earth.
If you weren’t able to join any of our previous sessions, you can see the recording of the Kickoff session here, the Voting Rights session here, the Postal Banking session here, and the Student Debt session here.
We look forward to building power with you,
ACLU People Power