Sánchez Meets with Whittier Mom, Discusses Legislation to Help Kids & Working Families
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez today met with Felishia Eubanks, a mother of three from Whittier, California, to discuss the challenges working families in Southern California have faced during the pandemic and what they need from their representatives in Washington to help with the costs of raising a family today.
Eubanks and Sánchez discussed legislation that would significantly help working families, including the expansion and improvement of the Child Tax Credit. As part of the American Rescue Plan, which the President signed earlier this year, families will now receive up to $3,000 per child and $3,600 per child under age six.
“I appreciated meeting with Felishia today and hearing directly from her about the impact this pandemic has had on her family,” said Rep. Sánchez. “Working families are hurting. Congress must act now to pass legislation that not only helps them recover, but provides them with long-term support. Expanding and improving upon the Child Tax Credit, creating a national paid family leave program, and making child care more accessible are all important steps toward building that safety net.”
When asked what a more generous tax credit and monthly payments through the Child Tax Credit would mean for her family, 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,” she continued.
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.