Action Alert
Take Action Build Support for Bipartisan Proposal to Expand the EITC for Childless Workers
House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Obama support Earned Income Tax Credit expansion

In December 2015, Congress passed tax legislation that saves key provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) before they expired. If these provisions had expired, 16 million people, including 8 million children, would have fallen into or deeper into poverty. 

The EITC and CTC kept 9.8 million Americans out of poverty in 2014. House Speaker Ryan and President Obama have proposed to expand the EITC for low-wage workers who don’t claim dependents. This would benefit 13.5 million Americans, including 1.5 million non-custodial parents, lift 500,000 hardworking Americans out of poverty, and reduce the depth of poverty for another 10.1 million.

Let's build on this bipartisan momentum to expand the EITC!

Take Action
  • Let your members of Congress know you are a constituent.
  • Say a little about yourself. Some ideas are: how long you have lived in the area and why the issue is important to you are you a teacher, a parent, a person who cares about children?
  • For more impact, create a custom letter by adding or changing text that makes your letter personal.

1 Compose Message
Message Recipients:
Your U.S. Senators
Your U.S. House Representative
Delivery Method:
Printed Letter
Impact Meter:
Research has shown that shorter messages are more effective. Use this meter to keep your message to a good length!
0 characters 1.5K characters 3K characters 5K characters
Editable text:
(edit or add your own text)

Tip: Cutting-and-pasting? Save as plain text first.
Your Closing:
Your Name:
2 Sender Information
This system requires that you provide your name and contact information. This information will not be used for any purpose other than to identify you to the recipient.
Your Contact Information:
Prefix (required by some officials)
First *
Last *
Email *
Address *
City *
State *
ZIP + 4
Phone (required by some officials)
Remember Me! (what's this?)
Sign me up for the RESULTS Action Network.
A copy of your message will be sent to the e-mail address entered above.

(Please click only once.)

powered by CQ Roll Call ©2016