Parent Leader Advocates for Illinois Expansion of Earned Income Tax Credit, Creation of Child Tax Credit

“POWER-PAC IL Parent Leader Lettie Hicks benefited from the federal child tax credit earlier in the pandemic. She spoke virtually with other advocates during a legislative briefing Monday afternoon.

While there is an identical piece of legislation, Senate Bill 3774, the House version has over 50 co-sponsors and could move quickly. The East St. Louis native said the credit helped her pay bills on time.

‘It helped me to provide the essentials that my kids needed,’ Hicks said. ‘I was really struggling, as far as how to go about doing those things when the pandemic hit, due to a shortage of hours, and you know, less work.’”

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