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From the July-August 2009
issue of Union Democracy Review #180
Think of AUD when your write -- or rewrite -- your will
We can make our lives sublime
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time
That metaphor must seem bothersome. Footprints on
sand are quickly obliterated by a single ocean wave or blown away by a
heavy wind. For something more lasting, when you write your will make
a bequest to AUD. That act will have an effect on events for a long time,
at least as AUD lasts, and that can be a long time. The more bequests,
the longer and more productive a life for AUD.
If you write your own will, it should be quite simple:
"I give and bequeath to the Association for
Union Democracy, Inc., a not-for-profit organization incorporated in New
York, the sum of $xx,xxx.00 for its general program."
If you use a lawyer, and the process of composition
gets more complicated, he or she may ask us for additional tax information.
AUD is a not-for-profit organization exempt from income, gift, and estate
taxes under the section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
If you do decide to include AUD in your will, please
let us know.
Where there is a will...
Svend Petersen wrote AUD into his will, bequeathing
a percentage of his total estate. He was a member of IBEW Local 1245.
Like many electricians, he appreciated our defense of democratic rights.
AUD could receive as much as $30,000.
Early reviews views of the labor movement
Maine shipyard local reminds us: It's hard to resist a repressive trusteeship
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