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Help Protect the Charitable Deduction: Attend the Charitable Giving Coalition’s Capitol Hill Event

Please Note: The Charitable Giving Coalition’s inaugural Capitol Hill fly-in event: "Protect Giving—DC Days" on Dec. 4 and 5 is booked solid! Approximately 270 participants are attending the event. AFP, as chair of the coalition, expresses thanks and gratitude to those who are able to attend. 

But we cannot limit our advocacy efforts to this one event. As Congress confronts the "fiscal cliff," our contacts on Capitol Hill continue to say that Democrats AND Republicans are strongly considering the implementation of a cap on itemized deductions as a way to avert the crisis. 

In conjunction with the event, AFP has activated the Engaging Networks platform that allows you to send an electronic letter (e-letter) to your House Member and two Senators with the mere touch of a button. You can send a letter by clicking on this link.

Make your voice heard in the Halls of Congress! Send this letter to your Members of Congress. It’s fast, it’s easy and, most importantly, it makes a difference.

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AFP, as chair of the Charitable Giving Coalition, invites its U.S. members to attend the Charitable Giving Coalition’s inaugural Capitol Hill fly-in event, “Protect Giving-DC Days,” on Dec. 4 and 5.  This is a great chance to meet with policymakers and their staffs to explain the impact that limitations on the charitable deduction, including cuts and caps, would have on your program and the people you serve.

Below is a brief schedule of events.

Tuesday, December 4

  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm: Working dinner with guest speaker from Capitol Hill
    Offices of Venable, LLP
    575 7th Street, NW, Rooftop
    Washington, DC 20004 

Wednesday, December 5

  • 8:30am – 9:30am: Continental breakfast, including Hill meeting training, talking points and other materials
    Senate Office Building, Dirksen Room 106, Capitol Hill
  • 9:30am – 4pm: Meetings with Congressional members and staff on Capitol Hill

Personalized schedules will be available closer to the event

Learn more and join us!

For additional information about the event and to RSVP, contact Jason Lee, general counsel for AFP, at or 703-519-8484. Please be sure to RSVP by Friday, November 16, 2012.

AFP and the Charitable Giving Coalition recently submitted letters to President Obama and Governor Romney urging them to preserve the charitable deduction.  Both President Obama and Governor Romney have proposed caps/limits on itemized deductions, including the charitable deduction, which could detrimentally impact charitable giving.  A press release detailing the coalition’s actions is available here: PDF | Word.

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