This Week’s Must-Read: Support for EITC Expansion

New draft of the Democratic Platform includes EITC expansion and poll finds that Americans want a president who will prioritize reducing child poverty.

  • The 2016 draft of the Democratic Platform supports a progressive tax system that includes expanding the EITC to workers without children.
  • A recent poll by the Children’s Leadership Council found that Americans want our future president to make reducing child poverty a priority. Expanding the EITC and CTC can help make this goal a reality.
  • With painfully high inequality in California and the country as a whole, the California government should raise budget allocation for the state credit rather than lower it.


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