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The COVID-19 pandemic has created incredible health and economic problems for millions of U.S. families. We need to act now! According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: "President Biden’s $1.9 trillion emergency relief plan includes a Child Tax Credit expansion that would lift 9.9 million children above or closer to the poverty line, including 2.3 million Black children, 4.1 million Latino children, and 441,000 Asian American children."  If passed, this expansion of the Child Tax Credit would be available to 27 million children whose families don’t currently get the full credit because their parents don’t earn enough. And it would raise the maximum Child Tax Credit from $2,000 to $3,000 for children between ages 6 and 17, and to $3,600 for children under 6.  These changes are long overdue and, if passed, would cut childhood poverty nearly in half. Sign the petition here