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Charitable Giving Coalition’s “Protect Giving – D.C. Days”

December 4th and 5th, 2012 ~ Washington, D.C.

Join the Effort to Protect America’s Strong Tradition of Giving!
Charitable Giving Coalition’s “Protect Giving – DC Days”
December 4-5, 2012

Please join us for the Charitable Giving Coalition’s inaugural Capitol Hill fly-in event – “Protect Giving – DC Days”! This is a great chance to meet with policymakers and their staff to explain the impact that a cut/cap/limit on the charitable deduction would have on your program and the people you serve.

With the post-election “lame duck” session of Congress shaping up to be the time when policymakers will make final decisions on how to address the end of the year fiscal issues, slashing or limiting itemized deductions, including the charitable deduction, remains a popular proposal for raising federal money.

This is not news for many of you. But now it’s crunch time. The stakes have never been higher. It is critical that policymakers hear from us NOW before final decisions are made and unintended consequences take root. That’s why the Charitable Giving Coalition is encouraging you to participate in our Protect Giving – DC Days. Our goal is to have participants attend, representing a broad swath of the nonprofit sector including private and community foundations, their grantees, and independent charities.

Below is a brief schedule of events:
Tuesday, December 4:
6:00 – 8:00pm
Working dinner with guest speaker from Capitol Hill

Wednesday, December 5:
8:30 – 9:30am
Continental breakfast, including Hill meeting training, talking points and other materials

9:30am – 4pm
Meetings with Congressional members and staff on Capitol Hill

For additional information about the event contact William@acreform.com.

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If you can’t be in Washington to meet with policymakers we urge you to still participate. Here’s how…

On December 5, you can do any of the following:

5 minutes

30 minutes

  • Send emails to your representatives
  • Blog about the charitable deduction
  • Tweet your support for the charitable deduction to #protectgiving
  • Multiply the impact - Ask your friends and colleagues to: send emails to their representatives, promote your blog posting or blog themselves, tweet to #protectgiving

60 minutes

  • Send emails to your representatives
  • Blog about the charitable deduction
  • Tweet your support for the charitable deduction to #protectgiving
  • Post to Facebook
  • Shoot a quick video on your phone or computer talking about your support for the charitable deduction and share it
  • Multiply the impact - Ask your friends and colleagues to: send emails to their representatives, promote your blog posting or blog themselves, and tweet to #protectgiving
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local paper

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Hotel Options

The following hotels are in proximity to the working dinner on Dec. 4 or Capitol Hill. There is no room block for this event. Please contact the hotels directly for rates or to make a reservation.

JW Marriott Washington, DC
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 393-2000
Web: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasjw-jw-marriott-washington-dc/ 

Hotel Monaco
(a Kimpton Hotel)
700 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 628-7177 Reservations: (800) 649-1202
Web: http://www.monaco-dc.com/

The Hotel George
(a Kimpton Hotel)
15 E Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 347-4200 Reservations: (800) 546-7866
Web: http://www.hotelgeorge.com/

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 737-1234
Web: www.washingtonregency.hyatt.com

Liaison Capitol Hill
(an Affinia Hotel)
415 New Jersey Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202.638.1616
Web: www.affinia.com/Liaison
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