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Amy Kennedy, the Democratic nominee for Congress in New Jersey's 2nd district.

Kennedy wants to expand child tax credit

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By Nikita Biryukov, October 12 2020 3:02 pm

Democratic House challenger Amy Kennedy announced support for a series of bills meant to aid children and families Monday.

“I was born in Atlantic County and have lived here my entire life,” Kennedy said. “I understand how our community is affected by issues like access to healthcare, childcare, and good jobs and schools. I am running for Congress so I can fight for families in this district. I want to make sure that our community remains a safe and healthy one where our children can succeed and thrive.”

Kennedy, who is running for the seat held by Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis), is backing the American Family Act, which would increase the child tax credit.

She’s also supporting the Rebuild America’s Schools Act, which would provide more than $100 billion for infrastructure improvements related to schools.

The democratic candidate, a former teacher, is also pushing for red flag laws an universal background checks in a bid to reduce gun violence.

“My campaign is built around the issues that matter to working families: investing in public education, achieving universal health care, ending child poverty, investing in mental health, and keeping our communities safe,” she said. “I will always be a voice for South Jersey’s children and families in Congress.”

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