Major State and Federal Policy Issues

Last updated January 22, 2021

Sometimes, public policy issues that don't include the words "nonprofit," "charitable," or "tax-exempt" can still have a significant impact on the work of nonprofits.

Major State Policies Affecting Nonprofits

Independent redistricting. Partisan gerrymandering is diminishes the voices of nonprofits by encouraging to state legislators and members of Congress to listen to their partisan donors rather than to their constituents and to nonprofits in their districts.

Health care policy. Rising health care costs are one of the biggest challenges for nonprofits and many of the communities and individuals they serve. Consequently, policies that would close systemic gaps in availability of quality health coverage - such as Medicaid expansion and improved options for employer-provided health insurance - are important to the nonprofit sector.

Major Federal Policies Affecting Nonprofits

Federal government shutdowns. Disruptions in federal government services can harm nonprofits and the communities they serve.


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