Policy gains don’t happen overnight.
Federal and state Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) are policies that benefit low paid workers, helping boost income and improve child well being. Due to long standing occupational segregation, women and people of color represent the greatest share of workers in jobs that pay low wages, and therefore would stand to benefit the most from EITCs. Recent changes at the federal level and innovations in the states over the last several years expanded refunds and access to previously excluded households.
Join the EITC Funders Network, Asset Funders Network, and Economic Opportunity Funders on October 21st as we explore replicable innovations that state organizations are developing to improve economic security and lessons learned about what it takes to pass these policies. Together we’ll explore the role philanthropy can play to support innovations along the way –from seeding ideas to ensuring full scale implementation — and all the twists and turns in between.
- James Jimenez, New Mexico Voices for Children
- Abby Levine, Bolder Advocacy
- Ami Nagle, EITC Funders Network/Economic Opportunitity Funders
- Emily Vyhnanek,Washington State Budget and Policy Center