NWLC Joins More Than 100 Organizations in Calling for Overhaul of U.S. Tax Code

Tax the Patriarchy

WASHINGTON – The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) joined more than 100 public interest organizations in calling on Congress to allow tax breaks for the wealthiest, which were enacted as part of the 2017 Republican-passed tax law, to expire, as well as to make additional tax changes so that the wealthiest and big corporations pay their fair share in taxes in 2025.

The letter comes after new survey results from NWLC and MomsRising found that two-thirds of voters across party lines support getting rid of the 2017 tax cuts for the wealthiest 1 percent. 

Read the group’s letter here.  

“The stakes for women and families in the 2025 tax fight could not be higher. The National Women’s Law Center is proud to join this letter, along with other gender and racial justice advocates and care advocates, to impress upon Congress that there is broad support for creating a fairer tax code that will help fund long overdue investments that women and families need,” said Amy Matsui, Director of Income Security and Senior Counsel at the National Women’s Law Center. 

The letter identifies three concrete goals for Congress ahead of next year’s tax fight:

  • Make the tax code fairer by ensuring that the wealthiest pay their fair share and that low- and middle-income families receive expanded tax credits.
  • Ensure that the tax code raises additional revenue to help support bold investments in families and communities, such as child care, aging and disability care, and paid leave.
  • Support greater and more inclusive economic growth by providing more financial security and opportunities for people, narrowing racial wealth gaps, and disincentivizing economically harmful conduct by large corporations.

NWLC advocates for a fairer and more progressive tax code that advances gender, racial, and economic justice. NWLC created a one-pager on why the upcoming tax fight is important for women and families. NWLC also recently submitted testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee on the 2017 tax law.