This initiative is a project of the National Human Services Assembly and is generously funded by The Kresge Foundation and Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Tax Messages that Work
Congress is moving quickly on legislation to overhaul the tax code, with serious short and long-term implications for human services and the communities that we serve. As discussed in the October 5th newsletter, the connection between tax policy and our nation’s ability to foster the full potential of all of our residents is not clear or obvious to most people. The National Human Services Assembly (NHSA) developed talking points to help foster a deeper understanding among the public and Members of Congress about what is at stake for our communities in the current tax policy debate.
"Building Our Collective Well-Being with Forward Looking Public Budgets" weaves together the FrameWorks Institute’s extensive research on taxes and on human services to articulate a vision for tax policies that will strengthen our nation now and in the future by building and maintaining economic, physical, mental, and emotional well-being at every stage of life. Thank you to Julie Sweetland at FrameWorks for her much appreciated guidance and feedback as NHSA developed this resource.
NHSA is urging human service organizations to reach out to their Members of Congress this week to express opposition to the tax bills moving through the House and Senate. We hope that advocates will rely on these talking points in their communications over the next critical days and weeks of the legislative process.
NHSA provides timely action alerts on federal policies relevant to the sector, with a commitment to developing messages that rely on the research-based recommendations for reframing human services. We are inviting members of the National Reframing Network (that’s you!), to sign up to receive NHSA’s public policy updates and alerts. Fill out the sign up form and checkmark "Policy Updates - General" to opt in to receiving those updates. For policy-related questions, contact Brandon Toth, Manager of Public Policy.
We have a robust set of free tools to better equip you integrating this new narrative into your communications strategies.
For more information on how your organization can join the reframing mobilization, or for any questions about this newsletter or the online tools or website information, please contact Bridget Gavaghan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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