MCN 2014 Policy Agenda

Support and Advance the Role of the Nonprofit Sector

  • Maintain tax policies that enhance the nonprofit sector’s ability to maximize service to the community, including sales- and property-tax exemption, and tax deduction for charitable contributions.
  • Oppose the implementation of nonprofit fees and assessments by local governments.
  • Monitor proposals for alternative organizational structures and funding mechanisms.
  • Ensure that policymakers are informed about, and take into consideration, the unique circumstances of nonprofit employers in establishment of an increased state minimum wage. 

Advance budget and policy decisions which provide the resources necessary to support diverse community needs and assist those with the fewest resources

  • Increase Minnesota’s minimum wage to expand financial sustainability among the state’s lowest wage workers and their families.
  • Support a fair, stable and adequate tax system to allow Minnesota to respond to economic downturns, changing state demographics and other emerging needs.
  • Advance implementation of the Affordable Care Act to promote affordable access to quality health care.

Encourage Civic Participation

  • Support improvements to structures and systems of democracy in order to expand access to voting and civic  engagement opportunities for all Minnesotans, including voting rights restoration, early voting, judicial selection and others.
  • Support comprehensive federal immigration reform that provides a path to citizenship, preserves family reunification, protects rights and conditions for workers, ensures enforcement and due process, and accords rights and responsibilities for full integration into society.

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