Forum members share what they are doing in terms of advocacy and policy due to COVID-19. Responses are compiled below by known organizations.
To those unfamiliar with Capitol Hill, the titles given to staff of Members of Congress can be confusing. In order to enable you to be most effective in communicating with Congress, we have listed the most commonly used titles and principal functions of key staff in your Representative or Senator’s office.
Sample letter to request a meeting with your federal lawmaker.
Sample handouts and leave behind packets developed for Foundations on the Hill.
On June 22, 2020, the Forum submitted comments encouraging the Federal Reserve System to include a loan forgiveness provision and not to exclude nonprofits with less than 50 employees in the Main Street Lending Program to provide access to credit for nonprofit organizations (which are often led by and serve communities of color, communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic).
Independent Sector submitted written testimony to the Joint Economic Committee on June 9, 2020. The testimony was submitted for the hearing "Supporting Charitable Giving during the COVID-19 Crisis."
Charitable Giving Coalition submitted a letter to the Joint Economic Committee in regards to a June 9, 2020 hearing, "Supporting Charitable Giving During the COVID-19 Crisis."
Use this resource as talking points for your Hill meetings at FOTH. The document includes suggested topics and messages to deliver to your members of Congress to ensure that all delegations are speaking with one voice about the issues that impact the sector.
Send this two-pager in advance of a Hill meeting to preview the topics you wish to discuss or provide it at the end of the Hill meeting as part of your leave-behind packet.
The UBIT Coalition, of which United Philanthropy Forum is a member, created this template letter for organizations to use to reach out to their members of Congress to request immediate repeal of the tax on nonprofit parking and transit benefits – Internal Revenue Code Section 512(a)(7).