From her office in Washington D.C. Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez virtually met with The Whole Child’s client and mother of three, Felishia Eubanks, last week to discuss the unique challenges facing working families in the region due to the COVID-19 pandemic and their economic impact in raising families today.
Ms. Eubanks, a resident of Whittier, and Congresswoman Sanchez discussed legislation that would significantly assist Southern Californian working families, including the expansion and improvement of the Child Tax Credit. Earlier this year, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan which includes a tax credit increase from up to $3,000 per child and $3,600 per child under age six. When asked what a more generous tax credit and monthly payments through the Child Tax Credit would mean for her family, Ms. Eubanks said it would “make things more manageable. That would open the doors for us to get the help that we need. And not just for my family, but for families just like mine.”
Congresswoman Sánchez continued: “I have fought tirelessly for these issues since my first day on the job. As the proud mother of a young son myself, and the primary caregiver for my mother with Alzheimer’s, I know some of the struggles moms like Felishia and other caregivers face. And it’s why I remain committed to passing public policy that will make a real difference for working families.”
To watch the full conversation between Congresswoman Sánchez and Felishia Eubanks, click here.