11/21/13 — Action is Needed Now
By Girl Scouts of the USA
This post originally appeared on the Girl Scouts of the USA GS Blog.
Yesterday, Girl Scouts of the USA joined with more than 200 front-line nonprofit and charitable sector leaders in Washington, D.C., to warn members of Congress of the cascading consequences that could be set off by harmful limitations to the charitable tax deduction. The Charitable Giving Coalition – a group of more than 60 nonprofits, foundations and other charitable organizations – represents a growing chorus of people from throughout America delivering a clear message to lawmakers – “I am the charitable deduction” – and sharing real-life examples about the impact of charities and the ripple effects of the charitable sector at work in communities every day.
To that end, interested people are urged to sign this petition.
The Girl Scouts Advocacy Network provides a tool for you to become a voice for girls and to make a difference in your community and across the nation. Together, we can educate policymakers and community leaders on issues that directly affect girls and the Girl Scouts. By being an advocate, you will have an impact on girl policy issues moving through Congress and state legislatures.