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Child Tax Credit Payments Have Failed to Reach Many Vulnerable Families. Can Local Campaigns and PTA Moms Fix That?


At a daycare center in Washington, D.C., dozens of children spent a sunny July afternoon drawing with sidewalk chalk. It was, for the most part, a typical summer scene. But unlike the usual rainbow free-for-all you might expect from toddlers and elementary schoolers, these kids were on a mission: raising awareness about the new child tax credit.
The chalk art was part of an ongoing project to let low-income parents know that they might be eligible for the new monthly payment program, which provides families with deposits totaling hundreds of dollars a month.
The payments, part of a temporary …

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