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Updates on our work on Tax Reform, Hunger and More

34,000 Press Congress on Corporate Tax Loopholes | More than 34,000 Fair Share supporters like you have petitioned Congress to end tax breaks for corporate executives and make the nation’s largest companies pay their fair share of taxes ...

Your Stories Are Showing Congress the Importance of Hunger Programs | We asked Fair Share members to share their stories about why hunger programs work—and they responded ...

Fair Share Education Fund Takes on Childhood Hunger in Suburbs | The updated report, Childhood Hunger in America’s Suburbs: The Changing Geography of Poverty, is helping to changing the way Americans think about poverty ...

Congress: Let these offshore loopholes expire

Why would Congress want to make loopholes that let companies hide their profits overseas permanent --- loopholes that cost us $10 billion per year?

Help us remove tax loopholes from Congress’ holiday shopping list. Fair Share and our allies have just launched a petition which reads:

We, the undersigned, urge Congress to end the loopholes that reward offshore tax haven abuse and reject any attempt to cement them permanently into our already loophole-ridden tax code. Please vote to end the two offshore loopholes in the tax extender package, the CFC Look-through Rule and the Active Financing Exception, which cost us $10 billion per year.

Column: Childhood Hunger: now in a suburb near you

This column was printed in the Glendale Star in Glendale Arizona, and can be found online here

Guest Commentary: Councilmember Jamie Aldama and Chris Destiche, Arizona Fair Share Education Fund

Almost one in every three children in Arizona – an estimated 454,000 – is at risk of food insecurity. For these children, life is a day-to-day challenge. Hunger impedes learning, can lead to depression and anxiety, and is a predictor of chronic illness.

That childhood hunger exists, in America and, particularly, in Arizona, is no surprise.

Congress mulls $400 Billion tax break for corporations

You might have thought it was bad enough that some U.S. multinational corporations are dodging $600 billion in taxes by hiding their profits overseas.

Now some in Congress want to let these corporate tax dodgers off the hook -- permanently -- for $400 billion and make it easier for them to avoid paying what they should moving forward. That's not fair to you, me or other businesses.

Our stories: why nutrition assistance matters

As part of a national campaign to protect and defend the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Congress, Fair Share collected stories from our members across the country about what SNAP has meant in their lives. We heard from veterans, teachers, single moms struggling to stave off homelessness and middle class families who were saved from poverty because of the nutrition assistance program. Here, in capsule form, are three of their stories.

We used food stamps to keep going

In 1970, Jack Duggan of Jacksonville, Ore., was returning from the war in Vietnam.