Minnesota’s nonprofit community, a sector that employs nearly 12 percent of Minnesota’s workforce and partners with millions, is aligned in its opposition to the harmful and unprecedented federal tax bill. The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN), representing over 2,000 nonprofits, is categorically opposed to this tax bill.
We urge members of Congress to carefully consider the priorities contained within the budget. Budget cuts hurt us all, threatening values and disrupting communities. Congress should pass a budget that makes strong investments in our communities and strengthens partnerships between nonprofits and government.
“We hope that after careful consideration and detailed study the House will say no to large tax cuts and benefits for the highest incomes and profitable business, at the expense of everyday Minnesotans and their families.” said Rebecca Lucero, Public Policy Director. “MCN opposes this bill as a whole because it fails to champion our values and missions. We will continue to work in partnership with government to cultivate strong, thriving, and joyful communities.”
While tweaks to the periphery of the tax bill may help shepherd the bill through the political process, it does not fix the fatal flaws and faulty assumptions the bill is built on. Your voice is needed now more than ever.
The tax bills being pull our country in the wrong direction. MCN opposes this tax bill because it harms communities and does not reflect our values as a nation.
MCN has put together images to share on social media with #taxreform so advocates can let lawmakers know that any tax bill must support strong, thriving communities.