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Thousands of Young People Gather on Capitol Hill to Protest Child Tax Credit Payments That Shut Out Millions of Low Income Families

StoryJuly 24, 2003
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The protest was organized by the Children’s Defense Fund and elected officials for families with incomes between $10,500 and $27,000 who will not receive the refund.

Over a thousand young people rallied at the White House and on Capitol Hill yesterday.

The protest was organized by the Children’s Defense Fund and elected officials for people whose families would not receive tax refunds under a new bill.

6.5 million families with incomes between $10,500 and $27,000 will not receive the refund while higher income families will receive a check.

Also yesterday, Democrats protested the lack of action on the bill by slowing action in the House for hours by forcing back-to-back roll call votes on routine matters.

  • Rachel Cooper, Program and Policy Associate for the Children’s Defense Fund.
  • Jascelyn Parson, a youth organizer with the Children’s Defense Fund.

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