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September 16, 2021 by Kelly Allen
ReImagine Appalachia Urges Manchin to Support “Build Back Better”

Pennsylvania Business Report - ReImagine Appalachia, an organization of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia labor leaders, policy experts and community leaders, urged U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to support President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” legislation in an open letter Sunday. Read the full article. Published as a full-page ad in the Charleston Gazette-Mail,…

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September 14, 2021 by Seth DiStefano
Child Tax Credit Program Takes Burden Off Families Locally and Across the Nation

WTRF - COVID-19 has taken a toll on many families. But, families who were just barely getting by are getting a boost, with the help of the expanded Child Tax Credit Program. Read the full article. Like other families, Jenny Showalter, who lives in Wheeling, knows the impact of the expanded Child Tax Credit program.…

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September 14, 2021 by WVCBP
As Congress Returns to Washington, Data Show the Expanded Child Tax Credit is Working in West Virginia

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2021Contact: Renee Alves, 559-916-5939 Charleston, WV – In March of 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act made significant but temporary changes to the Child Tax Credit (CTC). In addition to increasing the value of the CTC and including more families in this critical support, ARPA included the flexibility for eligible families to…

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September 10, 2021 by Kelly Allen
Kelly Allen: Debate of Bill Should Focus on Merit, Not Figures (Opinion)

Charleston Gazette-Mail - Right now, Congress is considering a budget package that serves as an important companion to the negotiated bipartisan infrastructure package. Read the full op-ed. Alongside much-needed investments in roads and bridges, it would address longstanding needs of workers and families in our state and around the country — things like paid family…

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September 10, 2021 by Kelly Allen
Appalachian Activists Push Manchin to Support Reconciliation

Climate Wire - Climate advocates in Appalachia are urging Sen. Joe Manchin (D) to drop his opposition to the Biden administration’s $3.5 trillion “human infrastructure” package. Read the full article. They say the measure, along with the $1.2 trillion investment package awaiting action in the House of Representatives, would provide billions of dollars to one…

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September 2, 2021 by Rhonda Rogombe
Understanding the Enhanced Child Tax Credit

The enhanced child tax credit can benefit nearly every kid in West Virginia The enhanced child tax credit (CTC) is part of the federal government’s relief package (American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA) to help families during the pandemic. In 2021, this plan increases the amount of money that families with children can get refunded…

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September 2, 2021 by WVCBP
Over Thirty In-State Organizations Urge Support for Robust Budget Resolution That Meets Needs of Workers and Families

For Immediate Release: September 2, 2021Contact: Kelly Allen, 304-612-4180 Charleston, WV – Today over 30 non-profit, advocacy, and direct service organizations representing West Virginia workers and families called on U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and West Virginia's entire federal delegation to support a robust budget resolution that meets the needs of the moment. Supports for workers and families…

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