ACCESS Digest: #ConsumersCantWait Payday Campaign ThunderClap, CAP Report on Child Tax Credit, and More…

Support CFED With Their #ConsumersCantWait Campaign ThunderClap

There is still time to lend your support to the #ConsumersCantWait payday campaign ThunderClap scheduled for August 31. The campaign aims to unify a consumer-focused voice to fight back against the industry lobby that is spending millions to combat consumer protections.

Support CFED in sharing this important message and sign on to lend your individual or organizational support for the ThunderClap.

Support CFED With Their #ConsumersCantWait Campaign ThunderClap

In a new report, Harnessing the Child Tax Credit as a Tool to Invest in the Next Generation, Center for American Progress (CAP) introduces a new proposal to strengthen the Child Tax Credit (CTC) to "ease the financial strain of raising a child, cut child poverty, and reverse the upside-down tax code that favors the wealthy over low- and middle-income families." New CTC policies can have a profound effect on reducing child poverty: Lifting nearly two-and-a-half times as many children under three out of poverty as the current CTC; nearly doubling the share of children under 17 lifted out of poverty by the CTC; closing the poverty gap by one-quarter for kids younger than three who remain below the federal poverty line, and reducing racial and ethnic disparities in child poverty. Read more about the report and download a PDF copy.

EVENT: How Will Today’s Tax Budget Choices Affect States’ Futures?

Thursday, September 17, 2015
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET
Washington, DC 20037

Join the Urban Institute’s State and Local Finance Initiative and the Urban Brookings Tax Policy Center for a forum that will address how budget pressures affect the way state and local governments make spending decisions.

Click here to register and for further information on the event.

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