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Nov 28, 2017
Posted Under: Advocacy

The Senate is now looking at its version of tax reform legislation and Senator Murkowski and Senator Sullivan need to hear from you TODAY, before debate begins on the Senate floor. The most effective way of advocating on a fast-moving bill is to pick up the phone. So, if you have time to do only one thing today, have that one action be calling each of our senators.

Make the Call: Simply call Senator Sullivan (202.224.3004) and Senator Murkowski (202.224.6665), identify yourself as a constituent, and relay these two important points:

  • Do not use tax reform to weaken or repeal the Johnson Amendment, which keeps divisive partisan politics out of nonprofits, houses of worship, and foundations. I am concerned that efforts to repeal or weaken the Johnson Amendment would harm my community and damage the public’s trust in my organization and many other groups doing good work in Alaska. Thank you!
  • The tax bill as written would limit the charitable deduction to only the wealthiest taxpayers and would reduce charitable giving to the work of nonprofits by more than $13 billion every year. If that number is translated for Alaska, it would mean a loss of somewhere between $5.5 million and $15 million – delivering a significant blow to virtually all nonprofit organizations in our state and greatly reducing their ability to serve our communities.”

If you can’t call right now, then email Senator Murkowski here and Senator Sullivan here.

For more information on how tax reform will impact Alaska’s nonprofits, click here.

For more information on the Johnson Amendment, click here.

For more information on the charitable deduction, click here.