URGENT ADVOCACY REQUEST. Please Help Us Continue Our Work Helping Students and Communities!

Mar 25, 2020 | Advocacy

Make a huge difference with a 60-second phone call. 

Congress is about to vote on emergency COVID-19 relief legislation containing significant aid for nonprofit organizations. We want to be sure that Native non-profit leaders’ voices are heard.

The legislation can ensure our survival as Native non-profits work to fight the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on our communities. It offers access to emergency loans and payroll advances, provides employee retention tax credits, establishes a temporary universal charitable deduction, and allocates funding to many federal programs that support the work of the nonprofit sector.

Votes are imminent. Please call your legislators now. Ask them to support this critical legislation and to provide further aid for the nonprofit sector in any future COVID-19 relief efforts.

Note: If you call after business hours or the office is closed for precautionary measures, please leave a voicemail! Congressional staff are still actively monitoring constituent submissions.

The American Indian College Fund has joined forces with Independent Sector, which is conducting a campaign. Please go to https://independentsector.quorum.us/campaign/25403/ for a personalized call script and direct phone access to your legislators.

Recent Blog Posts

Why Vote?

Why Vote?

Jasmine Neosh (Menominee), University of Michigan law student, College of Menominee Nation alumna, and American Indian College Fund student ambassador says, “I vote so that the people who make the change that our communities need have the best possible partners in that fight. While real change often comes through the work of organizers and boots on the ground, the people that we elect can either be our allies or our opposition. Either way, having some say in that choice seems like our responsibility as future ancestors.”