NYSCASA Statement of Support for Federal and New York State Legislation to Strengthen Support for Nonprofits

For Immediate Release: May 9, 2022

Contact: Chel Miller, Communications Director ([email protected]) or Max Micallef, Public Policy Director ([email protected])

NYSCASA Statement of Support for Federal and New York State Legislation to Strengthen Support for Nonprofits

As an organization that represents more than 80 community-based, nonprofit rape crisis programs across New York State, the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA) firmly believes that all levels of government must strengthen fiscal and civic support for nonprofit organizations. These organizations engage in the essential work of providing basic needs to our most vulnerable community members, including survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. We emphasize the financial and advocacy needs of nonprofits, especially small-to medium-sized nonprofits, because we recognize that funding and civic power must be equally prioritized. NYSCASA is proud to announce our support for the following federal and state legislation that strengthen support for nonprofit organizations:

  • Nonprofit Sector Strength and Partnership Act of 2022 (H.R. 7587): “To strengthen the partnership between the nonprofit organizations and the Federal Government, and for other purposes.”
  • A Place at the Table Bill (A6943/S6398): “Relates to reporting requirements on small nonprofits which lobby before the government.” (Would increase “lobbying threshold” to $10,000)

Historically, words of support for small and medium-sized nonprofits have not turned into action. Together, these bills represent great strides in sustaining the organizations that provide a safety net for vulnerable communities. NYSCASA thanks U.S. Representative Betty McCollum of Minnesota for sponsoring H.R. 7587. We also commend New York State Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas, Senator Alessandra Biaggi, and Nonprofit New York their leadership on the much-needed “A Place at the Table Bill.”

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