Dear Senator Cardin,

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) are pro-work benefits that help struggling working families make ends meet. More than 425,000 working families benefited from the EITC and 324,000 received the low-income portion of the CTC this year. Key provisions of the EITC and CTC will expire in 2017 if Congress doesn’t act, pushing 114,000 children, and 243,000 Marylanders overall, into poverty. Please act now to stop the cuts to this essential component of the social safety net. Working families deserve to know that the financial buoy they have come to rely on will continue to be there in the future.