Johnson Amendment

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Foundations Gear Up to Influence 2018 Elections

David Thompson, vice president for public policy for the National Council of Nonprofits, noted that some states, like Minnesota, have a “universal deduction” that allows all taxpayers to deduct charitable giving from their state taxes regardless...

Tags: Federal Policy, Johnson Amendment
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Political Law Potpourri—The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018

Equally interesting is what political law provisions were omitted from the Act.   For example, the bill did not include a repeal of the so-called Johnson Amendment, which prohibits 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations from engaging in partisan...

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship, Omnibus
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Johnson Amendment Unchanged in Federal Spending Bill

Despite reports that Republicans may use omnibus legislation to weaken or repeal the Johnson Amendment prohibiting 501c3 groups, including religious congregations, from participating in election campaigns, no such change was included in the bill...

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship, Omnibus, Federal, Budget
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Another Effort To Get Rid Of The 'Johnson Amendment' Fails

The campaign has never gained much momentum, however, perhaps because relatively few pastors appear to feel constrained by the Johnson Amendment, and...

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship, Omnibus
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Church-State Separation Advocates Cheer Spending Bill Win

“Those who depend on houses of worship and community nonprofits can breathe a sigh of relief, as concerted efforts to weaken the long-standing law that keeps the 501(c)(3) sector free from partisan campaigning were rebuked yet again,” said Amanda...

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship, Omnibus
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Spending Bill Excludes Johnson Amendment Repeal

Lawmakers have sought to repeal the Johnson Amendment through two channels, according to David L.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Omnibus, Federal Budget, Nonpartisanship
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Johnson Amendment remains intact in latest omnibus spending bill

Tim Delaney, president and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, echoed Tyler’s enthusiasm but warned that repeal efforts will likely continue.“It would be nice to celebrate a long and hard-fought victory, but we cannot afford to relax,” he...

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Omnibus, Federal Budget, Nonpartisanship
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Omnibus Keeps Ban on Church Politicking in Place

“It would be nice to celebrate a long and hard-fought victory, but we cannot afford to relax,” said Tim Delaney, president and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, in a news release.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Federal Budget, Omnibus, Nonprofit Nonpartisanship
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Nonprofits Score Victories in Budget Bill on Politicking Ban and Spending

Tim Delaney, president of the National Council of Nonprofits, said in an email that while the current spending bill was “cause for cautionary celebration,” nonprofits must remain vigilant.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Spending Bill, Federal Budget
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Omnibus Spending Bill’s Silence on 1954 Johnson Amendment an Apparent Victory for Nonprofits, Houses of Worship, and Foundations

Washington, DC - Tim Delaney, President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, which advocates on behalf of charitable nonprofits nationwide, released the following statement in response to learning the omnibus spending bill does not...

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Tags: Spending Bill, Federal Budget, Johnson Amendment

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