Tax Day Pie Delivery to Senators Manchin and Capito

Tax Day Pie Delivery to Senators Manchin and Capito
 
To Ask Congress ‘Bake CTC and EITC into the Budget’
 
West Virginia Groups and partners around the country to rally for permanent expansion of CTC and EITC
(Charleston, WV) — On Monday, May 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM ET organizers with Community Change Action, West Virginia Citizen Action, Our Future WV, and Rise Up WV will gather at the Charleston, WV offices of Senator Manchin.
 
Organizers will make statements to supporters and deliver pies to the offices of Senator Manchin on Tax Day, with a message to bake the expanded Child Tax Credits and Earned Income Tax Credits into the budget and make them permanent.
 
 
Speakers at the Charleston rally will include:
 
• Carey Jo Grace, Interim Director, Our Future WV
• Takeiya Smith, Organizer, Community Change
• A West Virginia Mom & Child• Karen Williams, VP, Our Future WV, former Kanawha County Head Start coordinator
 
Supporters will then caravan over to Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s office downtown, to deliver pies with the same message.
 
In Wheeling, the West Virginia group Rattle The Windows will be hosting a sister event to deliver pies to their Congressional office and rally for the permanent expansion of CTC and EITC.
 
Nationally, in Washington, DC, at 12pm ET, organizers with Community Change Action and SPACEs in Action will gather at the U.S. Department of Treasury with pies to demand action on the expanded Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit. Echo actions across the country will see organizers deliver pies with the same message to their members of Congress. These actions will take place with the Worker’s Center for Racial Justice in Illinois, Maine People’s Alliance in Maine, and Economic Security Project in New Hampshire. Contact Domenica Ghanem for more information on these actions and their locations.
 
Speakers at the rally will include Community Change Action Co-President Dorian Warren, SPACEs in Action Executive Director LaDon Love, and SPACEs in Action Community Organizer Cecilia Galeano.
 
 
WHAT: Rally and pie delivery to bake the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit
into the budget. Rally at Senator Manchin’s office in Charleston.
WHO: Community Change Action, West Virginia Citizen Action, Our Future WV, and Rise Up WV
WHERE: Senator Manchin Charleston WV office
WHEN: Tax Day, May 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM ET
 
 
For more information about Community Change Action’s campaign to make the expanded Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit more inclusive and permanent, visit https://communitychangeaction.org/taxcredits/.
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