Our wellbeing is on the ballot this November. Amid a pandemic, rising inflation, and deepening financial instability, we need a strong commitment from all candidates to our children, families and planet.

In 2021, we won some of that commitment.

Members of Congress – some of them – heard our voices. They made investments – from the expanded child tax credit to healthcare to infrastructure – that brought unemployment to historic lows and reduced child poverty to its lowest measure on record.

Karen Dolan directs the Criminalization of Race and Poverty Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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