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BDC Virtual Membership Meeting Vote2023 Officers & Board | Guest Speaker Hilary Hoynes, The Child Tax Credit vs. Child Poverty

April 6, 2023 @ 7:00 pm


Join the Berkeley Democratic Club for our April 2023 membership meeting!

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The Berkeley Democratic Club Board of Directors recommends:

BDC Board member terms 2023-2025

Beth Gerstein
Laurie Capitelli
Diego Aguilar-Canabal
Nancy Yep
Heidi Goldstein
Richard Thomason
Remi Omodele
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.


April 6, 2023
7:00 pm


Zoom Event


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