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Tell lawmakers: Don't go home without renewing and raising the EITC

With the end of the legislative session in sight, Oregon lawmakers have yet to act on a vital piece of legislation: a bill renewing and raising Oregon's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

All Oregon working families deserve to live in dignity. Unfortunately, even with a strong economy, many jobs pay too little. Many working families struggle to make ends meet despite their work effort.

The EITC is one of the most effective anti-poverty programs, which is why it has long enjoyed bipartisan support. The Oregon EITC helps 900,000 Oregonians, including 4 out of 10 children in the state.

Boosting the EITC is good for struggling families and the entire state. Research shows the EITC improves children's educational outcomes, strengthens the economy, reduces the use of public assistance, and more.

The one shortcoming of Oregon's EITC is that it is too small. Among the 29 states that offer a state EITC, Oregon's is one of the smallest, at just 8 percent of the federal EITC.

Tell the Oregon legislature: Don't go home without renewing and raising the Oregon Earned Income Tax Credit. Enact House Bill 3028.