VIDEO: Parents Praise Biden’s Expanded Child Tax Credit for Helping Latino Communities Build Back Better
PHOENIX –– Earlier today, Arizona Democratic Party Chair Raquel Terán moderated a roundtable discussion in Spanish with parents from across Arizona on how President Joe Biden’s expanded Child Tax Credit has positively impacted Latino communities in the state and across the country.
The parents joining the roundtable praised the Biden-Harris administration and Democrats in Congress for child tax cuts passed in their American Rescue Plan, which has helped their families recover from a pandemic that has hit Latino communities in the state especially hard as a result of the failed leadership of Arizona Republicans like Governor Doug Ducey.
The parents joining the Arizona Democratic Party’s roundtable included:
- Luisa Cruz, who called this tax relief “a gift” for her family of four, saying that she plans to use it to pay her bills and buy new clothes for her children.
- Adriana Harris, a mother and small business owner in Douglas who is going to use the money to buy school supplies and clothes for her son.
- Albertina Sanchez, who said that she plans to invest in her children’s education and will now be able to afford new school uniforms for her three children as they head into a new school year.
- Atenas Stuart, who thanked President Biden for looking out for working families like hers as they try to make ends meet after a really difficult year.
- Carmen Toro, a mother of two who said the expanded tax credits will help cover some of her son’s unexpected medical expenses.
- Adriana Marin, a mother of two who said that she especially appreciates the advanced nature of this year’s tax cut because it has delivered immediate help for her family.
Thanks to President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, the families of 1.5 million children in Arizona received extended child tax credit payments of up to $3,600 per child. Long term, if this tax relief is extended under Democrats’ proposed American Families Plan, child poverty across Arizona would be reduced by 51 percent.