Press Herald Op-Ed: Let’s turn pandemic lifelines into ladders out of poverty

The Portland Press Herald recently published an op-ed written by Chief Program Officer Nicole Witherbee about the opportunity Child Tax Credits present for lifting families out of poverty.

“In greatly increasing the eligibility for and amount of Child Tax Credits, the stimulus is estimated to cut child poverty in half over the next year. While that’s an incredible feat, it has the potential to create an even longer lasting impact. Whether or not the expanded credits are made permanent, they represent the best opportunity in decades to help parents and families create financial stability and overcome barriers on the steep path out of poverty – if we can multiply their impact by tapping into policies and practices that help families turn short-term gains into long-term success.”

Go here to read the full piece.

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