ACTION ALERT: Protect the Work of Charities in Any Fiscal Cliff Deal

This information was provided by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

Now on the verge of reaching a deal on avoiding the “fiscal cliff,” the President and House Speaker reportedly have agreed to impose new limits to the charitable giving incentive as part of their package. Unless they receive a huge groundswell of opposition immediately, the ability of charitable nonprofits – everything from churches and synagogues to local food banks, cultural groups, Girl Scouts, and United Ways – to raise the funds they need to serve others may be sharply curbed for many years to come.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO:

Call the White House right now (202-456-1111) and give the operator this message for the President:

The President’s limit on charitable deductions hurts front line nonprofits serving people in need. Don’t hurt the helpers. Don’t limit charitable deductions!

Give your name, City and State, and tell what the charitable deduction means to the work you do or the services you rely on.

THE NEXT MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO:

Forward this message to everyone you know who cares about the work of your nonprofit, the services you provide, and the people you serve.

The White House Comment Line operates from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EASTERN. Call now and forward this message.

Go to www.GiveVoice.org or www.councilofnonprofits.org for more information about the threat to the charitable giving incentive and what you can do.

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