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2024 End Youth Poverty Bill Package

Assemblymember Dr. Corey Jackson is taking bold steps to address the pressing issue of child poverty in California. Recent data from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) highlights a significant increase in youth poverty, particularly among Latino communities.

To combat this crisis, Assemblymember Dr. Corey Jackson has introduced two bills aimed at expanding and strengthening the California Youth Childhood Tax Credit (YCTC). These proposals, ACA 21 and AB 2977, focus on generating revenue and strategically reallocating resources to ensure children receive the support they need to thrive.

ACA 21 seeks to authorize taxing candy to raise revenue to end youth poverty and expand the qualifying age for the young child tax credit to 18 years old. AB 2977 proposes strategic revisions to current tax credits.

Child poverty is not just a statistic; it's a moral and economic imperative. By prioritizing the eradication of youth poverty, California can ensure that all children have the opportunity to succeed. Join us in supporting the 2024 End Youth Poverty Bill Package and building a brighter future for California's youth.

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