Subject: ADVOCACY ALERT - VOTE ON CHARITABLE GIVING

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ADVOCACY ALERT
December 17, 2015
CONGRESS TO VOTE ON CHARITABLE GIVING INCENTIVES
DEADLINE TODAY 3PM
NEWS courtesy CT Nonprofits
Leaders in Congress reached an historic bipartisan agreement on a tax bill that will have real impact on the work of charitable nonprofits, if enacted. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 or PATH Act (HR 2029) permanently extends three charitable giving incentives: the IRA rollover, the enhanced deduction for donations of food inventories, and the enhanced deduction for conservation easements. The charitable provisions represent a small part of this major tax package, which affects low-income families, industry, retail stores, and just about everyone and everything else.

Passage of the PATH Act is far from certain even though it has bipartisan support and the White House has indicated that President Obama will sign it. Now is the time to contact your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and urge them to support the nonprofit community.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
1. Call the Capitol switchboard at 202.225.3121 to be connected to your representative's and/or senators office. Ask for the tax staffer, identify yourself and your nonprofit, tell her or him that the PATH Act includes important giving incentives that help your work in the community, and request a "yes" vote for the package.

2. Use social media to contact members of Congress.
Tweet these messages to your Representative Jim Himes and Senators Blumenthal and Murphy
@jahimes #Act4Good by supporting permanent charitable giving incentives in the PATH Act
@jahimes Help nonprofits deliver in communities. Support permanent charitable giving incentives in the PATH Act #Act4Good
@SenBlumenthal #Act4Good by supporting permanent charitable giving incentives in the PATH Act
@SenBlumenthal Help nonprofits deliver in communities. Support permanent charitable giving incentives in the PATH Act #Act4Good
@ChrisMurphyCT #Act4Good by supporting permanent charitable giving incentives in the PATH Act
@ChrisMurphyCT Help nonprofits deliver in communities. Support permanent charitable giving incentives in the PATH Act #Act4Good

Email Senator Murphy: http://www.murphy.senate.gov/contact

The House is expected to vote on this tax bill today at 3:00pm, so please make these calls now. The Senate is currently scheduled to vote on this tax bill on Friday.

Thank you in advance for your support, dedication and advocacy for the common interests of the nonprofit sector!

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THANK YOU!

Thanks to CT NonProfits
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