Please act now!

Dear Colleagues,

As you may have read in the news yesterday, Senate Republicans released a massive stimulus plan to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic to help businesses having trouble staying afloat. We need to make sure that nonprofits, such as Jewish Federations and their partner agencies, receive this aid to ensure our work across the country can continue unabated.

The bill will pass very soon, and we are writing to ask you to contact your Senators TODAY. If you called yesterday, please call again today. Reach out to Senate Majority and Minority Leaders Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to ask for their leadership. Forward this to others who can help.

Thank your members for taking swift action to respond to the crisis but let them know we continue to push for the following:

Hundreds of millions of people in America are at risk of losing access to food, medicine and other basic needs provided by a network of Jewish and other social service organizations.

URGE CONGRESS TO ensure $60 billion of the Emergency Relief through Loans and Loan Guarantees goes to the nonprofit sector.

Nonprofits, which address the needs of the most vulnerable across America, are at risk of not being able to continue their operations.

URGE CONGRESS TO allow all public charities to participate in the Small Business Interruption Loan program.

Provide new incentives that allows all Americans the opportunity to donate to Federation agencies and other charities.

URGE CONGRESS TO increase the Nonitemizer Charitable Contribution Deduction to $2,000.

We URGE YOU to make a phone call, send an email, and/or post on your social media channels TODAY. Sample call and email language HERE. Share on social media HERE. Find your Senators HERE.


Eric D. Fingerhut, President and CEO

Stephan Kline, Interim Director of the Washington Office &

Associate Vice President for Public Policy

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