From Tim Delaney, Tim Delaney President & CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, a message about last weeks advocacy effort around the Serve America Act. He invites us to call Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison – 202.224.5922 and thank her for supporting this important initiative:
To Our Friends at the United Way Capital Area:
Thank you! You helped make history. By relaying TANO’s message encouraging Texans to call Senator Hutchison, you helped her understand the importance of this historic legislation, because when the Senate took it vote late Thursday, she was one of the 79 Senators who voted “yes” to pass the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, including the Baucus-Grassley amendment to establish a Nonprofit Capacity Building Program.
Now would be a good time for your readers to call her back to thank her for her vote for this bill and to compliment her for helping the Senate show true bipartisanship. When we see our elected officials working together on a bipartisan basis to actually solve problems, rather than engage in political posturing, we need to let them know we appreciate their efforts to craft needed solutions.
Also, your readers should take some time to reflect on what we collectively proved can happen when individuals, working together through our nonprofits, amplify our voices. By contacting their elected officials to create the Nonprofit Capacity Building Program and pass the Serve America Act, your readers proved that government is still responsible to the people. Your readers who called honored Abraham Lincoln, who identified in his Gettysburg Address the great task before us as Americans: ensuring “that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Again, to our friends at the United Way Capiral Area, thank you for relaying the word put out by TANO, and congratulations on your role in making American history.
President & CEO
National Council of Nonprofits