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

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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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