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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 1,994
Sponsored by: Save the Children Action Network

Too often kids living in poverty get left behind. Unfortunately, the new tax reform bill introduced in the House of Representatives is no exception.

The tax reform bill does nothing to help families pay for high-quality child care. Tax reform should expand opportunities for America’s children by increasing the child care tax credit.

Help more kids have a chance to succeed. Urge Congress to expand the child care tax credit today!

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Dear Representative,

I'm writing to urge you to support an expansion of the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC), including making it fully refundable, in tax reform legislation.

Helping parents afford quality early childhood education as part of a childcare package is an investment in their future. It builds essential skills in young children that have significant, beneficial short- and long-term effects on their education, health, social behavior and lifetime employment and income.

The tax bill does include an expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC), but it leaves out 16 million kids living in poverty because it’s not refundable. Additionally, 80% of tax refunds are spent on items other than child care, such as paying down debt or putting into savings, and not on ensuring kids have access to high-quality child care. If Congress really wants to invest in our country, it must invest in our children.

I encourage you to be a champion for our nation’s children, particularly those living in poverty. Please work to include an expansion of the CDCTC in tax reform, similar to the bipartisan, bicameral Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone Act (S. 208 | H.R. 3632).

I look forward to your response.


Petition Signatures

Dec 11, 2017 Hannah Perkins
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Dec 10, 2017 Martha Eberle
Dec 10, 2017 Alicia Lancaster
Dec 10, 2017 María Jesús Escobedo Barrera
Dec 9, 2017 P Hudson
Dec 8, 2017 Lisa Swank
Dec 8, 2017 Liza Zandonella
Dec 7, 2017 Miriam Navarro
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Dec 6, 2017 Adéla Režná
Dec 5, 2017 Gloria Diggle
Dec 5, 2017 Jan Marek
Dec 5, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Dec 5, 2017 Clara Frias Why take from the kids to give it to the rich?
Dec 5, 2017 Priscila Germano
Dec 5, 2017 Patricia Molen van Ee
Dec 3, 2017 Judith Busse
Dec 3, 2017 Alice Jacobson
Dec 3, 2017 Nancy Rittenhouse
Dec 3, 2017 Ann Phelps
Dec 3, 2017 Elaine Tokarski
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Dec 3, 2017 Carla Marie Dempsey
Dec 3, 2017 Peggy Brown RepubliCONs have no conscience. Just like Hitler's boys . . . "only following orders!" Incapable of individual conscientious thought.
Dec 3, 2017 Leigha Henson
Dec 3, 2017 Amber Lopez
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Dec 3, 2017 Wendy Norris
Dec 3, 2017 Luigi Chelotti
Dec 3, 2017 Spera Spera
Dec 3, 2017 Anna Engdahl
Dec 2, 2017 Shara Saunders
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
Dec 2, 2017 Vivian Hernandez
Dec 1, 2017 Patricia Lewis
Dec 1, 2017 Cindy Risvold
Dec 1, 2017 Marina Tinti Andrade
Dec 1, 2017 Sofia Fernandez-Amaro
Dec 1, 2017 Suzanne McDonald
Dec 1, 2017 Lillian Wade
Dec 1, 2017 myriam boulay
Dec 1, 2017 Sue Wilson
Dec 1, 2017 Monique Lowther
Nov 30, 2017 Brianna Onken
Nov 30, 2017 Aggelina Ornstein
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Nov 30, 2017 Richard Han
Nov 30, 2017 Rachel Howe

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