Johnson Amendment

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Nonprofits should be free of partisan politics

For more than 60 years, an important provision in the federal tax code, the Johnson Amendment, has protected 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organizations from being drawn into partisan politics, such as endorsing or opposing candidates for public...

Tags: Nonpartisanship, Johnson Amendment, Advocacy
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Facing Urgent Threats: Nonprofits and Foundations in a Time of Change

Tim Delaney, President And CEO, National Council Of Nonprofits, Appears On Community Matters With Jay Fidell To Discuss The Future Of Nonprofits And Foundations In The New Administration.

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Trump Directs IRS Not to Enforce the Little-Enforced ‘Johnson Amendment’

Surveys of nonprofit and religious leaders show most strongly oppose loosening the law, fearing it would undermine the credibility of all nonprofits and allow campaign operatives to abuse 501(c)(3) tax status by setting up organizations that are...

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National Council of Nonprofits Statement on “Religious Freedom” Executive Order

Washington, DC - Tim Delaney, President & CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, the nation’s largest network of charitable nonprofits, issued the following statement in response to the Executive Order on Promoting Free Speech and...

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Executive Order Relaxes Johnson Amendment Enforcement

“Despite the labeling, the portion of the executive order regarding the Johnson Amendment has nothing to do with free speech or freedom of religion,” said ...

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Keep Nonprofits Nonpartisan

The New York nonprofit sector supports individuals and communities by providing needed resources, including affordable housing, child care, youth development, job availability, healthcare services, access to well-performing schools.

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Nonprofits back preserving limits on political endorsements

“The repealing of this amendment adversely impacts the whole premise of what nonprofits are formed to do,” said Donna Murray-Brown, president and CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship, Michigan, Oklahoma, Maryland
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A Message to Congress — Keep Charities and Foundations Nonpartisan

Nonprofit advocacy is a critical part of public discourse and sound public policy.

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Secular, Religious Nonprofits Petition To Save Johnson Amendment

The Community Letter is an effort by broad coalition of 10 national nonprofit and foundation networks to protect existing law that has come under consideration for repeal or modification.

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Nonprofits to Congress: Keep Partisan Politics Away from Nonprofit Missions

Nearly 4,500 organizations call on Congress to protect the longstanding Johnson Amendment and nonprofit nonpartisanship

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Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship

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