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Support Working Families & Expand the EITC

By |May 22nd, 2020|

The CalEITC (California Earned Income Tax Credit) tackles California’s poverty crisis by providing much needed assistance to working families and individuals struggling to make ends meet. Those who file their taxes with a federally assigned Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) are still excluded from this opportunity. These breadwinners are tax paying members of our communities who, despite contributing to their local economies, cannot access a critical tool to help work their way out of poverty.

Click here to urge our elected officials in the budget negotiations that are going on right now to allow those with a federally assigned ITIN or a Social Security Number to claim EITC.

Strengthen SNAP in the next COVID-19 Relief Bill

By |May 7th, 2020|

Hunger is criminal, food is an inalienable right. – Pope Francis

Families are struggling to put food on the table during this time of economic crisis. Churches and charities are working overtime to meet this rising need, but more must be done. SNAP effectively addresses hunger by delivering resources directly to low-income households to help families keep food on the table. It’s also a proven tool to boost the economy – every dollar spent on SNAP generates between $1.50 and $1.80 in economic activity. Congress has the opportunity to protect those who are most vulnerable by strengthening SNAP for the duration of the economic crisis.

Click here to ask Congress to prioritize SNAP in the next COVID-19 relief bill.

Immigrants, Refugees, Asylum Seekers and COVID-19

By |April 29th, 2020|

Concerted, valiant efforts by the American people, elected leaders, and medical and health professionals nationwide have helped to slow the spread and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in many places in the United States. Nonetheless, COVID-19 continues to devastate our nation’s health and economic well-being. The United States has the highest number of COVID-19 casualties and the U.S. economy is in a dire situation with millions unemployed. While thankfully Congress and the President have moved forward on legislation to help slow the spread and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic in the United States, there are still many people who have been left out of safety and welfare. Click here to ask Congress to ensure that no one is left behind and that everyone is safe.