The bill would result in a national commitment to transitional jobs, and would make work pay by improving and expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). It would also strengthen the Child Tax Credit for working families. These policies would dramatically reduce poverty among workers and their children.
The Stronger Way Act is based on several years of the Public Policy Institute’s work on developing and testing policies that would dramatically reduce poverty. More information on our Working Our Way Out of Poverty project is available here.
We are grateful to Senator Baldwin for introducing this legislation.
Community Advocates was proud to host several community leaders at the introduction of The Stronger Way Act. At that event, the legislation was praised by Julie Kerksick of the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute; Lupe Martinez of UMOS; Ralph Holman of The Milwaukee Urban League; Brian Osei, a successful transitional jobs worker; Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton; and Ken Taylor of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families.
We encourage you to contact your senators and member of Congress today to ask them to support The Stronger Way Act.