This week is a crucial week for tax reform. The House version of the bill cleared the Ways and Means Committee last week and the Senate version is currently being debated in the Senate Finance Committee. Before it’s too late, please take the following actions.
1. Please review the comparison of the two tax reform bills and contact Senator Maria Cantwell at (202) 224-3441 to let her know how tax reform impacts your organization and the people you serve. You can also use the script and tweet below:
“I am calling to urge Senator Cantwell to protect charitable giving in the Senate tax reform bill. The current proposal is projected to decrease charitable contributions. However, Senator Cantwell can support nonprofits by including a universal, non-itemizer tax deduction for charitable giving. This will incentivize giving by enabling all Americans to benefit from supporting the work of nonprofits in their communities. Thank you!”
. @SenatorCantwell: Please protect #nonprofits in #taxreform by adding a universal charitable deduction for all taxpayers
2. Washington Nonprofits joins the National Council of Nonprofits and the Council on Foundations in opposing the House tax reform bill. Please call your Representative and urge them to vote no using this script (find contact information here):
“I am calling to urge [Your Representative] to vote no on H.R. 1, the House’s tax reform bill. The bill is bad for nonprofit organizations because it is projected to reduce charitable giving and politicizes the nonprofit sector by repealing the Johnson Amendment. [Your Representative] can support the work of nonprofits in our district by voting no on H.R. 1. Thank you.”
In addition to calling, you can send this tweet (find your Representative’s Twitter handle here):
. [@ Your Representative]: House #TaxReform Bill hurts charitable giving & politicizes #nonprofits. Please vote NO on HR 1 to protect #nonprofits.
The President and Congress are hoping to wrap up tax reform by Thanksgiving. We will continue to provide updates as the process continues its rapid progression. Please contact Washington Nonprofits’ Director of Public Policy and Advocacy David Streeter if you have any questions regarding tax reform.
Thank you very much,