Charities Step Up Advocacy as Congress Nears Fiscal Cliff

Charities Step Up Advocacy as Congress Nears Fiscal Cliff 1

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Head Start programs stand to lose $622-million if automatic cuts in the federal budget occur after year’s end.

Nonprofits across the nation are scrambling to convince Congress to cushion the expected blow from massive federal spending cuts scheduled to hit in January.

Some groups have been aggressively working to preserve the charitable tax deduction that helps spur private donations.

Others have been busy proving the value of the social safety net they’ve built with billions in government aid, which is now at risk.

But few have been advocating for tax increases that