Advocacy Alert: Nov. 28

Tell Congress: “Hands Off the Charitable Deduction”

With the end of the year fast approaching, members of Congress are searching for spending cuts and new tax revenue that can help them avoid the so-called “Fiscal Cliff.”

People in both parties have proposed limits on tax deductions for charitable giving in the past and Congress is clearly considering them this time around. We know how important charitable donations are to your museum, but do your legislators?

Let them know right now.

On December 5, American Alliance of Museums President Ford W. Bell will join with Alliance board members and over 200 representatives from nonprofits nationwide on Capitol Hill to tell policymakers that limiting the charitable deduction is the wrong way to deal with America’s fiscal problems.

Over the last few years, museums and other charities have seen their public funding cut, while demand for their services has increased. Research has shown that some of the changes under consideration would reduce giving by billions of dollars every year, devastating museums, other nonprofits, and those who depend on them.

Tell your members of Congress to protect the charitable deduction today.

Museums Advocacy Day is another great chance to make the case that museums rely heavily on charitable contributions. Join us Feb. 25-26 in Washington, DC for the fifth Annual Museums Advocacy Day. Register today.