Please contact Sens. Bennet, Gardner this weekend on including nonprofit provisions in stimulus package
Please direct email for Sen. Michael Bennet to Charlie Anderson at Charlie.Anderson@senate.
Please direct email for Sen. Cory Gardner to Brian Wanamaker at Brian.Wanamaker@.senate.
gardner.govTweet to @SenBennet: PLEASE INCLUDE NONPROFITS IN STIMULUS PKG LOAN FUNDS, INCREASE CAP ON UNIVERSAL CHARITABLE DEDUCTION TO $2KTweet to @SenCoryGardner: PLEASE INCLUDE NONPROFITS IN STIMULUS PKG LOAN FUNDS, INCREASE CAP ON UNIVERSAL CHARITABLE DEDUCTION TO $2KYou can find more options for contacting these offices on the policy section of the website, philanthropycolorado.org.
If you don't have time to personalize a note, but still want to help: please cut and paste the delineated note below with three bullet points or use the sample tweets posted above.
I'm writing to urge the Senate to improve the trillion-dollar stimulus package by including the following provisions to help our state's charitable organizations:
- Expressly include charitable nonprofits in the $200 Billion loan fund for businesses, including airlines. The charitable sector needs an immediate infusion of $60 billion and the loan program is a fast way to get cash in the hands of organizations serving immediate needs in communities, yet facing lost and declining revenue due to the pandemic;
- Improve the above-the-line charitable deduction by raising the cap to $2,000 and allowing all taxpayers to immediately claim the deduction on their 2019 taxes (due on July 15), and afterwards through 2021. This will provide individual Coloradans with a renewed incentive to make contributions to prop up a sector that represents a significant portion of the state's economy; and
- Clarify that charitable nonprofits of all sizes are able to participate in the emergency Small Business Loan Program by using the tax-law definition of charitable organizations (Sec. 501(c)(3) public charities)Thank you for all you do to support the charitable sector.Signed, xxxxx
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