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Welcome to the American Fraternal Alliance’s policy and advocacy homepage – your resource for information about the state and federal issues facing fraternal benefit societies. The American Fraternal Alliance is dedicated to preserving and protecting the tax-exempt status of fraternals and ensuring that your society is able to continue serving communities across the nation.
We need your help in informing our federal and state legislators about the community services that fraternal benefit societies provide all across the country, in towns big and small! Here’s one of the pieces of legislation we need your help on.
House Congressional Resolution 19
The American Fraternal Alliance is supporting a Congressional Resolution that reaffirms the value and validity of the fraternal business model. The purpose of this initiative is to raise awareness of the many contributions Alliance member societies make to the financial well-being of their members, as well as the quality of life within the communities in which those members live and work.
House Congressional Resolution 19, the "Fraternal Resolution" introduced in February 2015, is sponsored by Rep. Kind (D-WI) and Rep. Paulsen (R-MN). Our objective is to recruit 100 co-sponsors for the Resolution among members of the U.S. House of Representatives in advance of any significant debate on reform of the U.S. Tax Code.
As of May 23, 2016, the Alliance has secured a total of 88 co-sponsors. Our goal of 100 cosponsors is within sight. Please contact your Congressman by registering on this site and asking for their support of House Resolution 19. If they are already a co-sponsor of this bill, you can send them a letter thanking them for their support.
Click here for the text of House Congressional Resolution 19»
Who Are The Current Co-sponsors of H. Con. Res. 19?»