You are Not a Number

Congresspeople are presented with numbers all the time. When they hear that if key provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit expire some 9 million Americans, including 5 million kids, would end up with below poverty income it does not seem real until they hear a story from one of their constituents. Your experience using the EITC to make ends meet, provide for your family, or save for the future are much more moving than numbers.