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Say NO to OPM proposed rule changes: CFC Charity Donor rights will be taken away

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"The hardest thing I've ever had to do is walk away from the little greyhound above, knowing that she would be killed immediately.  I made a promise to her that I would find a way to get all greyhounds a  "Forever Home" and that NO GREYHOUND WOULD BE LEFT BEHIND." 

Because of my Federal Workplace Campaign Donors I have been able to keep my promise to that little dog.  Please help me continue to keep my promise. With your help we have saved over 7000 greyhounds, 28,000 men, women and children have received them as loving pets, healed the spirits, saved the lives and rehabilitated over 35,000 incarcerated men and women in prison, and brought joy into the lives of 6 PTSD Veterans with a Purple Heart Greyhound Service Dog.

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The following Proposed Rule Changes by the OPM are the ones that most affect my donor’s  charitable donation rights and choice of their charities. Not only will these rule changes affect the NGF, but ALL Charities will suffer. 

 Proposed Rule # 5 of the OPM:  “Pledges will be made through electronic means.  Cash, check and money order contributions will be eliminated.” 

 Proposed Rule #7:  The CFC’s Charity List and pledge form will be made available exclusively through electronic means.”  

When the All-Online policy with the DC One Fund workplace campaign was implemented, employee giving dropped 79% over a three year period. Federal Workplace Campaign Donors said NO to the All-Online donation policy as it infringed on their rights as to HOW they could donate through their workplace campaign.  

 “In The DC One Fund TEST, the workplace campaign for District of Columbia employees, dropped 79%  in the three-year period after its all-online campaign was implemented, from $1,079,217 to $230,922.  Since going hybrid (mix of paper and online) the campaign is beginning to recover.”  

Based on the above test, and the 79% loss on the DC One Fund TEST,  the 2011 NGF revenue received of $129,044.90 would be cut to $27,099.43.  Most of our programs would have to be discontinued.  Thousands of people and animals could no longer receive benefits from  our services.  

As in the DC One Fund TEST case, Federal workplace donors said “NO” and the Charities suffered.  They quit donating to the Workplace Campaign.  

Now I’m asking you to join with me in saying “NO” again to the OPM "s Proposed Rule to Amend the Combined Federal Campain Regulations before they change the rules and take away your workplace donation rights and your choice of Charity selection by listing only a name, thus eliminating workplace brochures telling about different charities.   

Thank you for joining me and supporting this petition.  It means so much to our greyhounds and friends.

Beverly Sebastian

Greyhound Foundation Inc., nationwide





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