Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Corporate gatekeepers and big tech monopolists are making it more difficult than ever for independent media to survive. Please chip in today.

For Immediate Release

Contact

Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org

Press Release

Manchin, Prove You Support Families

WASHINGTON -

People’s Action released the following statement by Director of Federal Affairs Megan Essaheb amid news reports that a Senate vote on President Biden’s Build Back Better Act would be pushed to 2022, in part due to Sen. Manchin’s opposition to the inclusion of the Child Tax Credit:

“Today is the last day families will get Child Tax Credit checks unless Congress passes the Build Back Better Act to extend the life-changing program. This legislation will only reduce costs for families and help them thrive–it's a no-brainer that Manchin needs to get behind.

“The Child Tax Credit cut child poverty in the U.S. in half. We have to renew it and continue supporting the millions of hurting families in West Virginia, and across the country. Sen. Manchin should listen to his constituents, not corporate interests, and deliver on the promises Democrats made when they were elected the majority. 

“The Senate should pass both the Build Back Better Act and critical voting rights legislation as fast as possible.”

Background: Over 346,000 children in West Virginia have received American Rescue Plan’s $300 monthly payment, including 170,000 kids who were previously left out of the previous version  of the credit. If Congress does not extend the current child tax credit by the end of the year, families will not receive payments in January. 

###

People's Action builds the power of poor and working people, in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through issue campaigns and elections.

Analysis: 26 US Billionaires Paid Average Tax Rate of Just 4.8% in Recent Years

"When you include their untaxed wealth growth in the calculation, many billionaires pay almost nothing," said Frank Clemente of Americans for Tax Fairness.

Jake Johnson ·


'We Were Expecting This,' Says Family After Israel Says No Criminal Probe Into Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

The development came as leading international artists called for "meaningful measures to ensure accountability for the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh and all other Palestinian civilians."

Andrea Germanos ·


'I Simply Cannot Stand By': Jayapal Endorses Cisneros Against Anti-Abortion Incumbent Cuellar

"At a time when our reproductive freedoms are under attack by an extremist Supreme Court, we must elect pro-choice candidates that will fight to make sure abortion remains the law of the land."

Jake Johnson ·


Progressives Condemn DCCC Chair for 'Disgraceful' Self-Dealing in NY Primary Debacle

Sunrise NYC denounced Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney's plan to run against progressive Rep. Mondaire Jones "and potentially sacrifice the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives in the process."

Kenny Stancil ·


In Telling Slip, George W. Bush Condemns the 'Unjustified and Brutal Invasion of Iraq'

"It's hard to get past the nihilistic evil of killing hundreds of thousands, making millions into refugees, and turning it into stand-up to defuse the awkwardness of your hypocrisy," responded one journalist.

Jake Johnson ·

Common Dreams Logo