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Save Children From Poverty!

Make Child Tax Credit Permanent, Says NASW and 800+ Individuals and Organizations

NASW is pleased by the inclusion of the enhanced Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan through 2022 and that full refundability will be made permanent. NASW, along with more than 800 individual social workers, social work scholars, researchers, and allied professional organizations, including NASW chapters, signed a letter in October urging Congress to make the expanded Child Tax Credit permanent and fully refundable. Social workers understand that without economic security, everything else in life becomes more difficult. “The CTC is an investment in the well-being of children and families that cannot be understated. This is our opportunity to reduce human suffering and combat long-standing harms caused by poverty. A permanent CTC policy can significantly improve life opportunities for millions of Americans,” said Sarah Christa Butts, MSW, Director of Public Policy, National Association of Social Workers.

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NASW Members who attended NASW's 2023 Advocacy Day

NASW Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Nearly 100 social workers from 44 states and two U.S. territories attended 143 meetings with Congressional offices in the U.S. House and Senate on June 28, 2023

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Sarah Butts in front of the Capitol

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