This Memorial Day, tell Congress to support tax breaks for military families!

This Memorial Day make sure the U.S. Congress shows true patriotism by supporting, protecting, and strengthening tax breaks that boost military and veteran families, working families, and our economy like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit.

More than 63 million families, including 1 in 4 current or former armed forces families with children, make ends meet and avoid falling into poverty by using the EITC and Child Tax Credit.

Unless the U.S. Congress acts soon, key provisions of the EITC and Child Tax Credit will expire, pushing nearly 16 million people—including 9 million children—into poverty and making it harder for tens of millions more families to pay their bills. We can’t allow this to happen!

Write your members of Congress TODAY and tell them to support military and veteran families, and all our families, by supporting and strengthening the EITC and Child Tax Credit.

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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the most successful anti-poverty tools our country has. In 2013 alone, the EITC lifted 3.2 million children in working families out of poverty. Similarly, the Child Tax Credit (CTC) allows working families to earn up to $1,000 per child in tax credit, resulting in 1.7 million children being kept out of poverty in 2013. When you combine EITC and the CTC, an even larger number of families with children, including military families, are lifted out of poverty. These programs also have been shown to improve children’s health and education outcomes, including college attendance.

Unless Congress acts soon, key provisions of the EITC and CTC will expire at the end of 2017, pushing nearly 16 million people—including 8 million children—into or deeper into poverty. Historically, both the EITC and CTC have garnered bi-partisan support, a fact I hope will continue in this Congress.

I strongly urge you to make permanent these critical EITC and CTC provisions. As Congress considers other proposals to make business tax provisions permanent, it cannot allow these effective provisions for working families to expire. With the certainty of these provisions in place, millions of struggling families can help create a brighter future for their children.

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