Webinar Monday, Dec 16: A Guide to Effective EITC Advocacy – Lessons from the States

On Monday, December 16 at 3:30 EST, Tax Credits for Working Families will offer a webinar for advocates on the lessons learned from our case studies on successful state campaigns to enact Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs) or protect existing ones. The studies included Colorado, where in 2013 advocates won a new permanent EITC; Michigan, where in 2011 advocates maintained the state EITC structure at a reduced rate in the face of efforts to eliminate it; Oklahoma, where in 2012 advocates preserved the state EITC and other working family credits even though both House and Senate voted to eliminate them, and Vermont, where in 2013 advocates preserved the full state EITC after a Democratic governor proposed reducing it by two-thirds.

Our own Debbie Stein will review campaign strategies and messages from these successful EITC advocacy efforts, as well as elements common to each campaign. Paul Cillo of Public Assets Institute of Vermont and Kathy White of the Colorado Fiscal Institute will comment and take questions.

To participate in this webinar, please use the link and dial-in information below:

URL:     https://clik.adobeconnect.com/eitcwebinar/

Conference Number(s):  1-866-749-3517

Participant Code:          5611372

Please circulate this invitation to others at your organization who may be interested in participating. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Stein at Debbie@thehatchergroup.com or 301-656-0348.