The mission of the Automatic Benefit for Children (ABC) coalition is to create a child allowance, or a guaranteed minimum income for children, that provides regular, meaningful assistance to families, promotes racial equity and justice, enjoys broad public support, and serves as a foundation for a more equitable and inclusive social support system.
The ABC Coalition, co-chaired by the Children’s Defense Fund and the Center for the Study of Social Policy, is an intersectional group of national, state, and grassroots organizations committed to the passage and full implementation of a guaranteed income that benefits all children. We believe all children should have what they need to pursue their goals and achieve their full potential and that this requires a society in which all families can afford the essentials their children need to grow and thrive.
Learn more about the ABC Coalition’s mission, vision, and values, and explore our recommendations for a child allowance that can advance racial and economic justice and provide families with children the regular support they need:
Read our call to include an expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in COVID-19 relief.
Read our call to make permanent the CTC expansion included in the American Rescue Plan.
Read our letter signed by more than 700 child and family well-being organizations urging our elected officials to make the CTC permanent. This letter is open for organizations to sign-on through August. You can view the letter as it is updated regularly and organizations can still sign-on by filling out this form.
Join the ABC Coalition by sharing the following sample social media posts and graphics with your networks:
Check out the latest steps the ABC Coalition has taken to advance a guaranteed income for all children.