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BDC Virtual Membership Meeting Vote2023 Officers & Board | Guest Speaker Hilary Hoynes, The Child Tax Credit vs. Child Poverty
April 6 @ 7:00 pmFree
Join the Berkeley Democratic Club for our April 2023 membership meeting!
Zoom Link: bit.ly/BDC-Hoynes
The Berkeley Democratic Club Board of Directors recommends:
BDC Board member terms 2023-2025
Reichi Lee (new board member)
BDC Officers 2023-2025
Deborah Matthews | President
Diego Aguilar-Canabal | Vice President
Nancy Yep | Treasurer
David Shriver | Secretary
We will also be joined by guest speaker Hilary Hoynes, UC Berkeley Professor of Economics and Public Policy, for a presentation on the Child Tax Credit.
“The Child Tax Credit vs. Child Poverty”
Last year, the federal government quietly cut child poverty in half by expanding the Child Tax Credit as part of the American Rescue Plan. Instead of celebrating this landmark achievement, a deadlocked Congress let this benefit expire. What were the effects of this policy, and what does the political landscape look like for future expansions?
Professor Hilary Hoynes holds the Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities at the University of California Berkeley where she also directs the Berkeley Opportunity Lab. She is an economist who works on poverty, inequality, food and nutrition programs, and the impacts of government tax and transfer programs on low-income families. Her current research examines how access to the social safety net in early life affects children’s later life health and human capital outcomes.
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