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Pocan pushing philanthropy

(WKOW) — A new bill aims to encourage everyone to give more to charity.

Congressman Mark Pocan and several non-profit leaders gathered in Madison today to drum up support for the “Everyday Philanthropist Act.”

The act makes it easier to donate by creating a flexible giving account, a pre-tax deduction that would allow you to lower your taxes by giving back.

“What we’ve seen through studies is that if people give, happiness goes up. If happiness goes up, productivity goes up. If productivity goes up, so does the economic results for the organization and our community,” said Dan Rashke, director of The Greater Give.

The bill was introduced into Congress in July.



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