Deb Fitzpatrick

Deb Fitzpatrick

Deb Fitzpatrick is the policy and legislative affairs director for Children's Defense Fund Minnesota.

View from a little boy running across a play structure bridge

Poverty-shrinking policies changing the lives of millions should be made permanent — Opinion

By: and - September 7, 2021

Full tummies and fridges; safe housing; warm clothing for the coming winter. These are the types of basics — along with medicine, school supplies, and car repairs — that the expanded federal Child Tax Credits (CTC) paid for when Minnesota families started receiving part of their tax credits in July.   Minnesota CTC payments in July […]