POWER-PAC IL Co-President, Advocating for Illinois Child Tax Credit, Featured in Local News

A state legislator speaks during a press conference. He is surrounded by community advocates and other lawmakers.

Alongside Illinois state legislators, community partners and advocates, and COFI staff organizers, POWER-PAC IL parent leaders participated in a press conference in Springfield introducing a new Child Tax Credit. If Illinois legislators pass the law, eligible low-and middle-income Illinois families would receive a $700 tax credit for each child under the age of 17.

Donna Carpenter, POWER-PAC IL Co-President and Stepping Out of Poverty Campaign member, spoke during the press conference. “Even a few hundred extra dollars can help families like mine to get through. With an extra $700, I could pay some of my bills and go to the store to buy clothing for my disabled son,” she said.

Several news outlets covered the press conference. Below are a few that feature COFI and Ms. Carpenter:

Illinois could create new Child Tax Credit (WTVO Rockford)

Illinois state legislators introduce child tax credit to support parents balancing work, childcare (WREX)

Simmons fights for struggling families with new Child Tax Credit proposal (Illinois Senate Democrats)