Congress is moving fast on a tax and budget framework that would dramatically cut federal funding for vital supports like Medicaid and SNAP food assistance, and other priorities like education, affordable housing, and environmental protection. These deep cuts to federal investments that build thriving communities and allow Minnesotans to make ends meet are paired with a tax-cutting framework that provides most of the benefits to profitable businesses and the highest-income Americans. A tax bill that fills in more of the details is expected to be introduced in the U.S. House on November 1, with a goal of passing it through the House by Thanksgiving.
It’s imperative that nonprofits speak up now. These are the wrong priorities for the country and Minnesota.
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is asking organizations to sign a letter to Minnesota’s Congressional delegation demonstrating our commitment to a tax code that raises the revenues required to support essential services and make long-term investments in our communities, that shares the responsibility for funding public services equitably, and values the important partnership between nonprofits and government.
Deadline for signatures is end of business, Friday, November 3.