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November 8, 2016 / Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz, Editor

Election Day is here, and nonprofit leaders have policy concerns

NONPROFITS | The polls remain tight for today’s Presidential Election, and nonprofit leaders are concerned about policy that affects the sector, regardless of who ends up being our next President. (Chronicle, 11/4)

It’s impossible to predict precisely how nonprofits would be affected by either candidate, but for many nonprofit leaders, concerns center on Donald Trump. The GOP nominee has called for steep reductions in federal spending and for limiting incentives for charitable giving. Nonprofit experts also worry that Mr. Trump could sow economic uncertainty, which would hurt giving. Some nonprofit leaders are also wary of Ms. Clinton’s plans to raise taxes on the wealthy, which might reduce how much the rich can give. The Chronicle reviewed Ms. Clinton’s and Mr. Trump’s public statements and analyses of their tax plans and spoke to several experts about how each candidate might affect nonprofits.

 Related: The Chronicle is tracking how organizations and leaders are communicating about the election on social media – view here.

 Also related: Election 2016: What Nonprofits Need to Know (Chronicle, 11/7)

 And, finallyEverything Washington Area Residents Need To Know For Election Day 2016 (WAMU, 11/8)

RACE  | In a special guest post, Rick Moyers, vice president of programs and communications at the Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, writes about why, despite what he was taught growing up in rural Virginia, talking openly about race is a powerful tool for social change. (Daily, 11/8)

COMMUNITY The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is accepting nominations for the 16th Annual Cafritz Awards, which recognize and reward outstanding performance and exemplary service by DC government employees. Each year five Cafritz Awards winners receive a $7,500 cash prize, and a winning team receives a $15,000 cash prize. Nominations are welcomed from citizens, community and business stakeholders, civic organizations, and government employees, and the submission deadline is November 28, 2016.

HOUSING | Long Vacant, Historically Black School Site in D.C. Gets Redevelopment Plan (CP, 11/3)

– Some African American educators are feeling burdened with a lack of empowerment and respect at their schools. (Atlantic, 11/7)

 – Civil rights group makes legal case for controversial Education Dept. regulation (WaPo, 11/7)

FOOD | When it comes to food in our region, here’s what “local” actually means (GGW, 11/3)

Here’s a handy guide to Election Day restaurant and bar specials around D.C., and a list of Election Night cocktails … one even has, um, hair – Buffy

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