Government Relations

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AGRM provides you a wide array of valuable services, including a voice in Washington, D.C. Our government liaison brings 13 years of federal government experience to helping AGRM members navigate the complex environment in our nation’s capitol and implementing AGRM’s long-term public policy agenda.
We equip our members to engage elected officials, congressional staff, and other decision makers through various education and advocacy opportunities, including webinars about priority topics, regular legislative and policy updates, and assistance with direct advocacy between rescue missions and key decision makers in Washington, D.C. Some of those resources are available on this page.

It is more important now than ever that rescue missions engage our federal government as decision makers in Washington, D.C., consider public policies with serious consequences for all rescue missions and the men, women, and families you serve. Feel free to email AGRM’s government liaison about how you can get more involved.

Contact Your Government Officials:


AGRM Public Policy System

Rescue Mission Priorities: 2012-2013

Color

Priority

Update

Next Steps

Milestone


Charitable Deduction

Tax reform debate intensify after election

Advocate for charitable deduction

Nov 6 and Dec 2012 "lame duck" session of Congress

  Conscience Rights AGRM preparing amicus briefs Monitor cases and submit briefs
Nov 6

Nonprofit Postage Rate

House vote?"

Monitor House action

House vote or restart next Congress

  Religious Employment  EEOC expanding “gender” definition under Title VII Monitor final draft of litigation priorities
Nov 6
  FHA & Shelters 
 Ongoing complaints Continue working with attorney
Nov 6 

Vehicle Donations

Up to 314 cosponsors

Add to tax legislation

Pass or restart next Congress


System Key

  Red Orange Yellow Blue Green
Level Danger Elevated Risk Caution Low Risk Strong Support
Description Immediate threat to rescue missions. Has the potential to harm rescue missions. A potential threat to rescue missions. Once active but has the potential to resurface. Has the potential to benefit rescue missions.
Example Floor vote. Committee activity or federal regulation. New legislation or federal policy change. Inactive or dormant policy. Policy that strengthens giving or protects rights.
Response Special “surge capacity” fund and strategic activities. Respond to AGRM request for specific actions. Follow AGRM updates and requests for information. Follow AGRM alerts and updates. Ask officials to support specific legislation or policy.