Tuesday, April 13, 2010

VITA National Call-In Week

(From our friends at NCTC)

The proposed federal  FY 2011 budget would cut funding for the VITA Grant Program, even as the need for VITA services continues to grow.

NCTC is working to expand the size of the VITA Grant Program for FY 2011 and also to pass separate legislation that will make the VITA Grant Program a permanent part of the federal budget. They have a goal of making 1000 calls to Congress this week, but to do so, they need your help. 

To reach this goal, NCTC has an online action tool to call Senators and Representatives that allows them to better track our national impact.  If you think the VITA program is important, please take part in this national campaign!

The Ask:
  1. Increase funding for the VITA Grant Program to $35 million for Fiscal Year 2011
  2. Support soon-to-be-introduced legislation in the House and Senate that will authorize this vital program and provide more stability to community-based taxpayer services. NCTC will alert you when authorizing language is introduced so you can inform your Congressional offices

You can also help NCTC mobilize by forwarding this action alert to your state coalition members, colleagues, VITA volunteers, site managers, and others in your network.

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