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Call to Action: Save the Child Tax Credit for Hardworking Families!

Call to Action: Save the Child Tax Credit for Hardworking Families!

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Join the NCLR in their Call to Action.

A fair economy is the talk of the nation, but some members of Congress have their ears plugged.  As you read this message, lawmakers are seriously considering raising taxes on hardworking, low-income, taxpaying families in order to pay for an extension of the payroll tax cut.

Rather than asking millionaires to pay their fair share, they want to raise taxes on those who can least afford it—by blocking taxpayers who use the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) from receiving the Child Tax Credit.  If this policy is enacted, more than four million Latino children and their families would face greater hunger, poverty, and other severe hardships, with negative consequences for the economy today and for years to come.

Call your members of Congress today!  Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to speak to your Senators and Representative.  Here’s a suggestion of what to say:

“My name is ____.  I am a constituent calling from ____.  I urge you to oppose any changes in eligibility for the Child Tax Credit.  Children in low-income families should not be a source of revenue for the payroll tax cut.  No compromises!”

To learn the facts about the Child Tax Credit and what’s at stake for Latino families, read the National Council of La Raza’s fact sheet here.

Thank you for taking action!