Forum (Virtual) Focuses on A Campaign To Make The Extension Of The Child Tax Credit Permanent – A Forum Featuring Senator Sherrod Brown
Friday, June 25, 2021 Noon
On Friday June 25th, the Community Issues Forum will hold a special forum featuring Senator Sherrod Brown. The Ohio Senator is championing making permanent the extension of the child tax credit as an effective way to reduce poverty in this country. Other speakers will include a local advocate for the child tax credit and a member of Senator Brown’s a staff.
In the large COVID-relief bill passed by Congress in March, an extension of the child tax credit was made to low-income families. This temporary extension provides monthly payments of $300 dollars for children five years old and younger and $250 for older children. Preliminary evidence shows that this extension if made permanent could significantly reduce poverty. For this reason, Senator Brown and others are seeking public support to convince Congress to do just that. As usual, questions and comments will be invited from the Forum attendees.