Queens lawmakers, religious leaders call for expanded Empire State Child Tax Credit


Queens elected officials were joined by religious leaders, advocates and impacted families on the steps of Borough Hall in Kew Gardens on Sunday, March 20, calling on New York state to include the expanded Empire State Child Tax Credit in the final enacted budget.

Several supporters attended the event organized by Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, including Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Councilwoman Linda Lee, Rabbi Yeruchim Silber of Agudath Israel, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan of Catholic Charities, Rabbi Yaniv Meirov, CEO of CHAZAQ, Kercena Dozier, executive director of Children’s Defense Fund NY, and Matthew Klein, chief program and impact officer of Robin Hood. 

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