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Forum Policy Playbook: October Edition

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10/2017
The October edition of our month-by-month advocacy guide focuses on how to engage in elections. With off-year elections coming up in November, it is an appropriate time to focus on this issue, and perhaps stimulate some thinking on how your organization might get engaged in the elections in 2018 and beyond.shington to face debates over tax reform, and everyone re-focused on work after the summer holidays, this is an opportune moment to get our issues on policymakers’ radar.
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Forum Policy Playbook: September Edition

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09/2017
The September edition of our month-by-month advocacy guide focuses on letters to the editor and op-eds. With Congress returning to Washington to face debates over tax reform, and everyone re-focused on work after the summer holidays, this is an opportune moment to get our issues on policymakers’ radar.
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A Guide for Engagement During the 2017 Congressional August Recess

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07/2017
This guide provides resources to help you and your members connect with your legislators during the 2017 abbreviated congressional August recess. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact Jay Hutchins, the Forum’s Associate Director of Policy, at (202) 888-6732 or jay@unitedphilforum.org .
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Forum Position: Johnson Amendment

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03/2017
United Philanthropy Forum supports the continued full enforcement of current law that prohibits 501(c)(3) charitable organizations from endorsing, opposing or contributing to political candidates and engaging in partisan campaign activities—also known as the “Johnson Amendment.” We are troubled by recent proposals in Washington to weaken or repeal this longstanding protection in the federal tax code.
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Policy Update: Johnson Amendment

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03/2017
United Philanthropy Forum supports the continued full enforcement of current law that prohibits 501(c)(3) charitable organizations from endorsing, opposing or contributing to political candidates and engaging in partisan campaign activities—also known as the “Johnson Amendment.” See our position and resources on this issue.
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Charitable Deduction

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02/2017
2017 marked the 100 th anniversary of the charitable deduction. Since 1917, the federal charitable tax deduction has provided a tax deduction for donations made to nonprofit organizations by taxpayers who itemize their tax returns, roughly one-third of all Americans. See the Forum's position and resources on this issue.
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