Child Poverty

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Recent Blogs

  • The Work That Remains

    On behalf of the Children’s Defense Fund, I’m asking you to recommit yourself to the important work of eradicating the evils of poverty and racism and pushing for a just future for all children. This work is not easy, it can be uncomfortable, and it can be messy. But as fully engaged participants in this democracy, we must do the work.

  • California Immigrant Families Will Benefit from New Tax Credit Eligibility

    Last month, Governor Newsom signed AB 1876, which removed exclusions of Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) filers for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) and Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC), making it possible for people who do not have a Social Security Number (SSN) to claim credits.

  • The strong case for child allowances to fight for racial justice & against child poverty

    The COVID-19 crisis has shed light on the parallel pandemics – poverty and racism – with which we are all too familiar. Right now, the ten million children who are already living in poverty and millions more are experiencing the highest amount of hardship than any other age group.

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