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America Gives More Act

Posted By John Baker, Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hi All –

Just want to make you aware of this opportunity to ask for our U.S. Senators’ support in passing this important “America Gives More Act” that reaffirms and enhances how Americans support the charities they care about.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any comments or questions at jbaker@delawarenonprofit.org or 302.777.5500.

-John

Action Alert
Message to U.S. Senators

The Nonprofit Community Calls on the Senate to Pass the America Gives More Act in September

You can help by delivering this simple message:

Don’t leave Washington in September until the Senate passes the America Gives More Act (H.R.4719); our communities are counting on you.

You can deliver the message by:

  • Calling your Senators’ local or Washington, DC offices (202-224-3121)
  • Carper – Wilm. – 302.573.6291 , Dover – 302.674.3308
  • Coons – Wilm. – 302.573.6345, Dover – 302.736.5601
  • Texting your Senators the simple message
  • Writing your Senators (see sample letter)

Before U.S. Senators recess for the November elections, it is imperative that they pass the America Gives More Act, a bill to promote giving to the work of charitable nonprofits in communities across the country. Simply put, Senators should address the pressing needs of our communities before they focus solely on their personal political careers and their re-election campaigns.

            Act now to urge your Senators to pass the America Gives More Act in September.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the America Gives More Act in July by a strong, bi-partisan vote. The legislation promotes giving back to communities in several ways. It renews and makes permanent expired charitable giving incentives that promote donations of nutritious food to food banks, conservation of land, and contributions from individual retirement accounts directly to charitable nonprofits. The measure would simplify a foundation excise tax, thereby making more funds available for good works. The bill also would permit taxpayers to claim charitable deductions from the previous year up through April 15. Go here for more background information on the America Gives More Act.

Senators are back home in August for the annual summer recess. When they return to DC, there are barely a dozen legislative days left in September before Congress adjourns again for the November elections. This means that Senators must return to Washington in September committed to passing the America Gives More Act as quickly as possible. And they must make known to their Senate leaders their commitment to passing the bill that is important to their communities and constituents, before leaving D.C. again to campaign for re-election.

Tags:  America Gives More Act  charities  National Council of Nonprofits  nonprofits  Senator 

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