Letters to the editor

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday December 9, 2020
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Letters to the editor

4 ways to help in Georgia

While celebrating our victory at the top — President-elect Joe Biden versus President reject Donald Trump — we also know the import of the January 5 U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia on all our LGBTQ+, BIPOC, immigrants and, other people's rights.

Right now in December, if we are lucky enough to be able to give year-end charitable contributions, we can give in a tax deductible fashion to affect these immediate electoral results. Below are four grassroots groups that allow you to give in a manner that may qualify you for a 2020 tax deduction as 501(c)(3) contribution for voter registration, get-out-the-vote efforts, and overall voter participation. (Check with your tax preparer, this is not legal advice.)

- Equality Foundation of Georgia: The statewide 501(c)(3) LGBTQ rights organization.

- New Georgia Project: A nonpartisan organization dedicated to registering and mobilizing voters throughout the state.

- Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute: Focused on increasing civic and voter engagement in the state's Black communities.

- Mijente Support Committee: Working to promote civic and voter engagement among Latinx communities.

Sincere wishes for our certainly better year ahead.

Charlie Spiegel, Esq.

San Francisco

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