[Parentsgroup-list] support an increase in the federal Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit

Alison Denton Jones adjones at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Sep 7 12:11:43 EDT 2009


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Subject: 	[Cambridge Families] Digest Number 974
Date: 	6 Sep 2009 12:09:51 -0000
From: 	cambridgefamilies at yahoogroups.com

Here is something that could help parents and childcare providers alike!
Please forward this information to every voter you know, and write your
congresspeople:

There are three bills in Congress now to increase the federal Child and
Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC). These bills, if passed, will help 
parents afford childcare.

The bills, H.R. 460 and H.R. 1500 in the House and S. 210 in the Senate,
all seek to raise the amount of childcare expenses eligible for the 
credit as well as the percentage of those expenses eligible for the credit.

As you may know, currently the CDCTC provides a minimum credit to 
working families of 20% of the first $3,000 spent on childcare for each 
of the family's first two children per year.  The CDCTC has not been 
increased in years, and thus it does not even begin to cover a family's 
childcare costs.

The bills in Congress now would raise the amount of eligible expenses to
$6,000 per child with a credit of anywhere from 35% to 50%.  Obviously, 
this would be a significant improvement and provide much needed relief 
for working families trying to pay for the costs of childcare. And fewer 
nannies would be losing their jobs.

Here's what we need you to do now: Contact your member of Congress and 
two U.S. Senators.  Tell them you support H.R. 460, H.R. 1500 and S. 210 
and urge them to vote for these bills.

To find out who is your senator and contact info, go to 
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
To find out who represents you in congress and contact info, go to
http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/

If you have questions about INA's lobbying effort to enact these bills,
please contact INA Governmental Affairs Chair Bob King of Legally Nanny 
at 714-336-8864 or info at legallynanny.com.
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Sample emails below, and including personal messages about your 
experience adds more clout to your request. Requests for bills H.R. 460 
and H.R. 1500 go to your congressperson, and the S. 210 request goes to 
your Senator.

To Congressperson:

"Dear Representative (put name here),

Please support bills H.R. 460, and H.R. 1500, which would provide 
much-needed relief to working families paying for childcare. Tax credits 
for childcare have been minimal, and have not been increased in years. 
Please support and vote for H.R. 460, and H.R. 1500.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
(your name)"
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Dear Senator (name)

"Dear Representative (put name here),

Please support bills S. 210, which would provide much-needed relief to
working families paying for childcare. Tax credits for childcare have 
been minimal, and have not been increased in years. Please support and 
vote for S. 210.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
(your name)
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A few minutes of time contacting your representatives and senators could
result in parents being able to afford to pay for the childcare they 
need! Please act now, and spread the word! Thanks! And thanks to the INA
(International Nanny Association) for their lobbying efforts to 
introduce these bills!

Wishing you well,
Janice St.Clair

Career Nanny
Founder and Facilitator of
Boston Area Nanny Support Group (BANSG)
An independent group of nannies helping each other, since 2000
**NEW WEB ADDRESS*** http://BANSG.info
***New BANSG Yahoogroup: BANSG at yahoogroups.com***

Proud member of NANC (National Association for Nanny Care)
www.nannycredential.org

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Alison Denton Jones	adjones at fas.harvard.edu
Harvard University Sociology PhD Candidate
609 William James Hall	617-496-3846
33 Kirkland St.		Cambridge, MA 02138



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