Non-profit

Fighting Chance for Families Action

Website:

www.fightingchanceforfamilies.org/

Project of:

Sixteen Thirty Fund

Originated:

2021

Fighting Chance for Families Action is a project of the left-of-center Sixteen Thirty Fund and the advocacy affiliate of Fighting Chance for Families. The organizations advocate for a permanent expanded child tax credit, a COVID-19 pandemic relief program created by the March 2021 American Rescue Plan Act which temporarily expanded tax credits for families from $2,000 per child per year to roughly $3,000 per child per year. [1][2]

The project has worked closely with the left-progressive think tanks Data for Progress and the Groundwork Collaborative[3]

Background

Fighting Chance for Families Action advocates for making the expanded child tax credit permanent and joined other left-of-center groups in the summer of 2021 in events across the United States. [4]

It is the activist sister organization to Fighting Chance for Families, a joint effort of liberal think tanks Data for Progress and Groundwork Collaborative. [5]

Fighting Chance for Families Action is a project of the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a left-of-center lobbying and advocacy organization founded in 2008 alongside its charitable “sister” nonprofit the New Venture Fund, which provides funding and fiscal sponsorship services to left-of-center 501(c)(3) organizations. Both groups are administered by Arabella Advisors, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm that advises left-leaning clients. Fighting Chance for Families is a project of the New Venture Fund. [6]

Activity and Partnerships

Fighting Chance for Families Action has worked with other left-of-center groups to establish Keeping Families Afloat Week of Action events across the United States during July 2021. Its left-of-center and left-wing partners included Economic Security Project Action, Children’s Health Watch, Community Change Action, Color of Change, Groundwork Action, the Children’s Defense Fund, Income Movement, MomsRising, People’s Action, the Care Can’t Wait Coalition, Parents Together Action, and United State of Women. [7]

Keep Families Afloat Week of Action events were held in 26 states in the week of July 15, 2021 to call for Congress to make the child tax credit permanent. [8]

References

  1. Filseth, Trevor. “The Child Tax Credit Was Expanded for One Year. Should It Go Longer?” The National Interest. The Center for the National Interest, July 7, 2021. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/politics/child-tax-credit-was-expanded-one-year-should-it-go-longer-189312. ^
  2. District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. Search: Sixteen Thirty Fund. Fighting Chance for Families Action. Accessed June 30, 2021. https://corponline.dcra.dc.gov/BizEntity.aspx/ViewEntityData?entityId=2696217. ^
  3. Roarty, Alex. “Liberal Groups Set up ‘War Room’ to Push Democrats to Extend Child Tax Credit.” McClatchy, June 28, 2021. https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article252428913.html. ^
  4. Foster, Natalie. “Families all across the country are celebrating the new Child Tax Credit.” July 14, 2021. Accessed August 12, 2021. https://medium.com/economicsecproj/families-all-across-the-country-are-celebrating-the-new-child-tax-credit-a162cc4152a ^
  5. Roarty, Alex. “Liberal Groups Set up ‘War Room’ to Push Democrats to Extend Child Tax Credit.” McClatchy, June 28, 2021. https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article252428913.html. ^
  6. District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. Search: Sixteen Thirty Fund. Fighting Chance for Families Action. Accessed June 30, 2021. https://corponline.dcra.dc.gov/BizEntity.aspx/ViewEntityData?entityId=2696217. ^
  7. Pregman, Will. “Congresswoman Susie Lee, Local Advocacy Groups Tout New $300 Per Child Monthly Tax Credit at Virtual Press Conference.” Battleground Progress. July 14, 2021. Accessed July 30, 2021. https://battlebornprogress.org/child-tax-credit-press-conference/ ^
  8. Press Release. “’Keeping Families Afloat’ Week of Action, Virtual Rally Will Raise Awareness of Child Tax Credit, Call for Congress to Make Policy Permanent.” Keep America Afloat. June 17, 2021. Accessed July 30, 2021. https://www.keepfamiliesafloat.org/617-release ^
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