USA - Anti-poverty advocacy
Joining together with 160 other faith, charitable, and civil rights organizations, the Jesuit Conference urges Congress to save critical provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) before they expire. According to the letter, these programs "are among the nation's strongest tools to help working families escape poverty and achieve greater self-sufficiency." The letter maintains that low wage workers and families (up to 50 million Americans, including 25 million children) should not be left behind in the event the tax credits expire. Click here to read the letter...