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Statement on Trump Foundation and the Johnson Amendment

Washington, DC - Tim Delaney, President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, released the following statement in relation to the suit filed by New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood regarding the Donald J. Trump Foundation:

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Pence Attacks Johnson Amendment as House Panel Considers Changes

The National Council of Nonprofits protested in letters to appropriators that changes to the enforcement of the Johnson Amendment would open churches...

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Statement on Appropriations Bill Inclusion of Anti-Johnson Amendment Rider

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 action today by the House Appropriations...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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