President Obama and Members of Congress: Protect the Charitable Tax Deduction!
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President Obama and Members of Congress: Protect the Charitable Tax Deduction!

    1. Petition by

      Charitable Giving Coalition

As political leaders in Washington, D.C. focus on deficit reduction and tax reform, there are proposed harmful changes to the charitable tax deduction. Doing away with the charitable deduction at a time when people are still reeling from the recession and facing the consequences of government cutbacks is bad timing and bad logic. 


The Charitable Giving Coalition, a group of more than 60 nonprofits, foundations and other charitable organizations, hopes to pierce the "inside-the-beltway" bubble with a dose of reality about the profound economic and social impact of America’s nonprofit sector. On November 20, hundreds of frontline nonprofit and charitable sector leaders will gather in Washington, D.C., for "Protect Giving Day" to warn members of Congress about how limiting the charitable deduction would be devastating to the nonprofits and communities that depend on it. By signing and sharing our petition, you will be supporting a 100-year-old tradition of giving and a vital nonprofit support system that provides 10 percent of American jobs and serves millions of people every day. Petition signatures will be delivered to members of Congress on Protect Giving Day to demonstrate the human impact of the charitable deduction. We encourage you to share in the comments how nonprofits serve your communities. 

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    1. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • 4 days ago

      I believe that charities are necessary for our society and to help where the government cannot.

    • teddy igori BROOKLYN, NY
      • 4 months ago

      cause i care about the needy people

    • Tracy D CAMERON PARK, CA
      • 6 months ago

      Nonprofits provide so many different resources and opportunities for young and old that they would not otherwise have access to. Other benefits to the community are that they often fill in gaps to provide necessary services to seniors on fixed income, many who have pensions but don't make quite enough and also earn too much for government services. From the musical theatre program that my child participates in to learning how to care for my mother with neurological illness nonprofits enrich lives and provide invaluable services. From a political standpoint, nonprofits should take the place of many of the government services. The foodbank has a huge impact on the county I live in and it is a nonprofit. There are folks in this community, some homeless and some working poor that depend on the food bank to feed family. The tax deductions encourage giving and that its a food thing.

    • Melissa Enfinger MILLBROOK, AL
      • 6 months ago

      Our non-profit organizations do important work -- do not make it more difficult!

    • Mark Smith HOUSTON, TX
      • 7 months ago

      limiting deductions for charitable giving is wrong


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