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Advocates Alerts: 2008

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December 15: Presidential Transition Recommendations

December 5: Brochures In-Stock, Our Success in 2008

October 29: IRS Offers Free Webinar & Workshops on the New 990

October 22: End of the Year Tax Changes and Reminders

September 24: Help Add Cosponsors to H.R. 1576 and S. 469

September 9: Help Set Alliance Policy Priorities for 2009

August 7: Policy Events at Rally 2008

July 31: 5 Ways Your Members of Congress Can Help

July 24: August Recess Site Visits for Congress

June 20: Use the Grassroots Toolkit to Spread the Word About the Easement Incentive

May 23: New Farm Bill Passes with Two-Year Tax Incentive for Conservation!

May 15: Senate Passes Farm Bill, Veto Override Likely

May 14: House Passes Farm Bill, Senate Next

May 13: New Farm Bill Details, Call Congress Today

May 8: Farm Bill Includes Easement Incentive, Billions for Conservation

April 30: Farm Bill Update

April 25: Promising News on the Easement Incentive in the Farm Bill

April 14: Farm Bill Negotiators Consider Pared Down Easement Incentive

April 11: Easement Incentive Still Plays as Farm Bill Deadline Looms

March 14: Support the Easement Incentive Over Recess, NPR Response
March 7:
Farm Bill Fight at Critical Juncture, New Conservation Funding Letter Needs Your Help

February 29: Crunch Time on Conservation Tax Incentive in the Farm Bill

February 15: 65 Representatives Sign Letter Supporting Tax Incentive

February 15: Support the Conservation Programs in the Farm Bill

February 6: Letter on Tax Incentive in Farm Bill

January 22: New Filing Requirement for Small Land Trusts!

January 15: The New Tax Incentive has Expired, But...

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July 17: The House just voted 277-130 to pass the charities package! 56 Democrats joined their Republican colleagues to support charitable giving incentives, including the enhanced easement incentive - the second-highest number of defections after the research and development tax credit. Several others spoke on the floor in support of the conservation easement incentive, and other favorable charitable incentives. Thank you to organizations like Ducks Unlimited, CSF and others that reached out to Congressional offices over the last few days or alerted their membership of this important vote. Now, we pivot to the Senate.
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