Take Action Now
Sign up for Action Alerts
At any given moment, RESULTS staff and activists around the world are busy working with their elected officials, local media, or working within their communities to realize a world without poverty. Hear their stories here!
By Meredith Dodson, Director of US Poverty Campaigns
This Thursday, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 4935, which extends the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for upper-income taxpayers while allowing an important provision lowering the income threshold for the refundable portion of the credit to $3,000, which allows low-income earners to claim the credit, to expire. This bill has skewed priorities, and was made worse when the House Rules Committee added language to the bill that would deny the CTC to millions of poor children by requiring that a parent file taxes with a Social Security number (SSN). Immigrants who file with an IRS-issued Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) -- allowed under current law -- would be prevented from claiming the CTC, which could mean up to 5.5 million children, 4.5 million of whom are U.S. citizens, will lose access to the Child Tax Credit. We need to speak out -- call Congress today!Read More.
By Carly Pildis, Outreach and Advocacy Associate
This year 100 REAL Change Fellows joined us at the 2014 RESULTS/REF International Conference. What's next for them?Read More.
By Allison Grossman, Senior Legislative Associate
Since the President released his fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget request to Congress in March, both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have written and passed their own FY15 State and Foreign Operations (SFOPS) Appropriations bills, which cover the poverty-focused foreign aid accounts for which RESULTS advocates. The result is a mixed bag and the immediate next steps are unclear.Read More.
By Lisa Marchal, Senior Global Grassroots Associate
What a thrill to have hundreds of motivated and committed advocates and allies in DC for four days of learning, sharing, and speaking up for the end of extreme poverty here and around the world! But there's a bit more to do to make sure the conference has maximum impact. Here are your top five next moves!Read More.