ICYMI: Child Tax Credit Celebration, I Scream, PLUS Telling Better Stories
This week was a phenomenally powerful moment for American families. Millions of families got their first expanded Child Tax Credit payment (and are taking action to make the change permanant)! MomsRising members were out in full strength to celebrate and support this game-changing benefit.
Check out the highlights, plus Action of the Week and more!
“When we went into the pandemic, our care infrastructure was hanging by a thread, then we saw that thread unravel altogether,” @rowefinkbeiner tells @NBCJoshua. Want to know if you’re eligible for child tax credit payments? Watch: pic.twitter.com/0EgsYobI5h
— The Week with Joshua Johnson (@TheWeekMSNBC) July 18, 2021
“When we went into the pandemic, our care infrastructure was hanging by a thread. And we saw that thread unravel altogether.” — MomsRising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
INSTAGRAM: Celebrating the Expanded Child Tax Credit
Our MomsRising team went to Capitol Hill with two of our incredible moms, Daniella and Sarah, to share their stories on how the expanded Child Tax Credit is lifting their families.
At MomsRising, sharing stories is an integral part of every step of our advocacy process. And we're happy to share best practices! Check out this storytelling workshop by MomsRising National Director of Healthcare Felicia Burnett designed to help you tell powerful stories and advocate for change.
"We were down an income, so we couldn't actually afford full-time care." — MomsRising member Patty Liu
ACTION OF THE WEEK: I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Paid Leave
Nothing says summer like an ice cream sandwich and there’s nothing more American than being in the sandwich generation, pressed between caring for children AND an aging parent. Parents need help! Demand that Congress pass and fully fund permanent and comprehensive paid family and medical leave NOW.