September 3, 2020, Duluth News Tribune
It’s a good thing when an article in a major local newspaper about what communities need from nonprofits—and what nonprofits need from government—comes not from you but from your federal legislator. Even better is when that article comes across as reasonable, well informed, and passionate. That’s part of what it will take for our communities to turn the blind corner ahead, and it is what we see in this strong column by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), backing a vital proposal now languishing in congress.
This past May, Sen. Klobuchar, along with Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Ron Wyden (D-OR), introduced $50-billion legislation to help nonprofit organizations meet increased demand for their services due to the pandemic. The goal of the WORK NOW Act (Work Opportunities and Resources to Keep Nonprofit Organizations Well) is to create a new grant program to