April’s jobs report underscores just how much this pandemic has disproportionately impacted women.
2 million women have been driven from the workforce.
Paid family leave and child care are not just moral priorities—they’re economic imperatives.
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) May 7, 2021
So the struggle is to be the some ones who can change the rules. They were made by people, they were changed by people here and there over time (see child labor, the 40-hour week, unemployment insurance) and now is our time to change them again. We can implement UBI. https://t.co/56EKwAUrMd
— Gerald Huff Fund For Humanity (@FundForHumanity) May 4, 2021
“I worried that my son and I would go hungry. The child tax credit is a financial lifeline.”
The expanded child tax credit means parents will start receiving MONTHLY checks on July 1.
Let’s make that permanent to slash child poverty for good.https://t.co/80rGNkwGYe
— Humanity Forward (@HumanityForward) April 18, 2021
Just signed this petition to Congress to make the monthly checks from the child tax credit permanent. Will you join me in signing and sharing this petition?
Cutting child poverty in half will save us over $ 500 billion a year.
It’s a good and moral deal.https://t.co/3MiIHWCBZY
— Scott Santens 🧢🏄♂️ (@scottsantens) April 15, 2021
Faced with a lack of support from academic institutions, along with the burden of the pandemic, child care needs, and racism, many women in science are being pushed out of the workforce.
We must do more to support women in STEM and across industries. https://t.co/cfRUXSAvpK
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) April 14, 2021
Independent analysis from the Brookings Institution indicates the expanded child tax credit will lower child poverty from 14% to 7.5% & raise economic mobility.
“Child allowances are a powerful anti-poverty policy; but they are pro-mobility policy, too.”https://t.co/ZHxyEDRnIq
— Humanity Forward (@HumanityForward) April 12, 2021