Action Alert – Ask Your Senators to Include the Adoption Tax Credit in Tax Reform
will soon be considering comprehensive reform of the U.S. tax system, and we
need your help to ensure that the Adoption Tax Credit is part of the reform
package. The National Council for
Adoption recently provided the following information on the reform and how
you can help:
June 27, Senators Baucus and Hatch circulated a Dear Colleague
letter to Members of the United States Senate asking them for their
participation in tax reform. Members were informed that it is the
Committeeâ€™s preference that the process start with a â€œblank slateâ€ – eliminate
all tax expenditures, both corporate and individual provisions. They were
also told that to be re-included in the tax code a provision or proposal had
to: (1) help grow the economy, (2) make the tax code fairer, or (3) effectively
promote other important policy objectives.
response to this, Senators are now preparing letters which include their
priorities for tax reform. These letters are due to the Finance Committee
by July 26. In order for your Senators to be able to incorporate your ask into
their letters, we need you to reach out to them by July 19. The Executive Committee has prepared and distributed the attached letter to
Members of Congress and asked for them to include the adoption tax credit on
their list of priority measures. We need you to do the same.
are calling on you today to ask you to:
1. Email or send
your Senator the sample template, personalized by you, asking them to
demonstrate their support for the Adoption Tax Credit by including it in their
list of priorities for tax reform and cosponsoring S. 1056.
Call your Senator and ask them to demonstrate their support for the Adoption
Tax Credit by including it in their list of priorities for tax reform and
cosponsoring S. 1056
talking points on why the adoption tax credit meets the established standard
for tax reform see http://adoptiontaxcredit.org/script-for-july-2013/
you need to find your Senators go to: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm.
call the Capitol Operator at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to his or her
office. Then ask to speak to the legislative assistant that handles adoption or
3. Forward this email to your contacts and other
supporters and ask them to weigh in with their Member of Congress on the
importance of the Adoption Tax Credit.
families and orphan advocates, you know all too well that adoption is an
expensive process and the importance of the Adoption Tax Credit in helping
unite children with their God-ordained families. Please take a few minutes to
contact your Senators and Representatives to urge them to ensure that the
Adoption Tax Credit continues to be available for adoptive families.