Automatic Benefit for Children (ABC) Coalition

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The mission of the Automatic Benefit for Children (ABC) coalition is to create a child allowance, or a guaranteed minimum income for children, that provides regular, meaningful assistance to families, promotes racial equity and justice, enjoys broad public support, and serves as a foundation for a more equitable and inclusive social support system.

The ABC Coalition, co-chaired by the Children’s Defense Fund and the Center for the Study of Social Policy, is an intersectional group of national, state, and grassroots organizations committed to the passage and full implementation of a guaranteed income that benefits all children. We believe all children should have what they need to pursue their goals and achieve their full potential and that this requires a society in which all families can afford the essentials their children need to grow and thrive.

Learn more about the ABC Coalition’s mission, vision, and values, and explore our recommendations for a child allowance that can advance racial and economic justice and provide families with children the regular support they need:

Read our call to include an expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in COVID-19 relief.

Read Letter

Read our call to make permanent the CTC expansion included in the American Rescue Plan.

Read Letter

Get involved

Join the ABC Coalition by sharing the following sample social media posts and graphics with your networks:

A #GuaranteedIncome4Kids is a regular, per-child payment and an essential tool for helping families meet their basic needs and ensuring ALL children are able to reach their full potential. Let’s harness the poverty-fighting power of a permanent child allowance. #GI4Kids

A guaranteed income for all children

The expanded #CTC in the #AmericanRescuePlan can address long-standing racial disparities & lift millions of kids out of poverty, cutting poverty for Black kids by 52%, Hispanic kids by 45%, & Indigenous kids by 61%. It MUST be made permanent. #GuaranteedIncome4Kids #GI4Kids

A guaranteed income for all children

Want to learn more about the ABC Coalition? Reach out to Emma Mehrabi, Director of Poverty Policy, emehrabi@childrensdefense.org or fill out this form to sign your organization on to our growing coalition.

Latest News

Check out the latest steps the ABC Coalition has taken to advance a guaranteed income for all children.