How is the federal shutdown impacting your work? Please let us know.
There’s a lot in the news about federal workers who aren’t getting paid, yet the story doesn’t end there. Nonprofits are a critical part of our nation’s community infrastructure and are also experiencing serious challenges to fulfilling their missions. During the shutdown, nonprofits across the country aren’t receiving reimbursements for their work while demand for services is increasing and no decisions are being made about funding proposals. It’s time to let our Congressional leaders know the extent of the problem.
You can help us with our advocacy efforts in Washington D.C., along with our colleagues at the National Council of Nonprofits and other state associations:
- Take this survey. We will share the results with our Senators and Representatives as well as the news media to help tell a more complete story of the shutdown’s impact.
- Contact Maine’s Senators and Representatives directly let them know if and how the shutdown is harming your nonprofit and your community and to urge them to work with others in Congress and the White House to end the shutdown as quickly as possible.
|Senator Susan Collins
Washington, D.C. (202) 224-2523
|Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
Washington, D.C. (202) 225-6116
|Senator Angus King
Washington, D.C. (202) 224-5344
Presque Isle 764-5124
|Congressman Jared Golden
Washington, D.C. (202) 225-6306
Thank you for your consideration and help. The longer this continues, the more harm will be done to the people and communities nonprofits serve. We hope that by combining our voices with those of our colleagues and many others in nonprofits and businesses across the U.S. will start to make a difference. Let’s urge our leaders to end this national crisis – on a bipartisan basis – and agree to an end of the shutdown.