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Florida Lawmakers Propose National Nonprofit Day

Tuesday, September 24, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ywana Allen
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Reps. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) and Tom Rooney (R-FL) have introduced a resolution (H Res 345) to recognize the importance of nonprofits in society and in the economy by designating May 16, 2014 as "National Nonprofit Day.”

In a press release announcing the legislation, Hastings said, "Nonprofit organizations advocate for solutions to some of the great challenges facing our nation and the world…The men and women who advocate tirelessly for the causes they believe in deserve to be recognized for their valuable contributions to society.”

Sixteen lawmakers cosponsored the proposal, which was referred to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for consideration, including some from Florida. Reps. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., have all added their name to the list of co-sponsors.

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