Official estimates predict unemployment to rise to 16 percent this year and stay close to 10 percent through the end of 2021. Bold and targeted policy steps must be taken to get the economy back on track.
A temporary expansion of the EITC for workers not raising children at home and young people just starting out, as well as expanding the Child Tax Credit in the next coronavirus legislative package would deliver a well-timed boost to the economy while also encouraging and rewarding work and help many weather the current economic crisis. E-mail Congress now to expand these common sense policies for working Americans who are currently shut out of the credit and struggling to navigate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
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