We’d like to welcome two of our newest national partners, The National Community Tax Coalition (NCTC) and the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), to the Nonprofit VOTE network.
The National Community Tax Coalition and its 2,100 member organizations offer free tax preparation and financial services to low-income families. NCTC is the nation’s 4th largest provider of tax preparation services, completing an estimated 1.2 million federal tax returns each year. To complement their work in 2012, NCTC and its members will register voters at tax time and provide voter education as part of their ongoing outreach and advocacy efforts.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition works on public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes have affordable and decent homes. They do this by working to preserve existing federally assisted homes and housing resources and expanding the supply of low income housing. In addition to their low income housing education and advocacy work, NLIHC is spearheading a national “Voterization 2012” campaign that educates its affiliates on how to register, educate and mobilize voters, and supplies them with a range of tools, guidance, and support.
The efforts of NCTC and NLIHC illustrate the leadership role our partners have taken in sharing nonprofit voter engagement messages in their communities. This leadership demonstrates the value they place on encouraging participation among their clients, and its impact on the mission of their organization. We’re pleased to add the National Community Tax Coalition and the National Low Income Housing Coalition to our growing list of partners.