Nonpartisanship

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To defend against ‘dark money,’ keep the Johnson Amendment

If the long-standing Johnson Amendment is repealed or weakened, there can be no doubt that savvy political donors would begin to misuse the nonprofit sector by making contributions to houses of worship and their auxiliaries for partisan political...

Tags: Washington, Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship
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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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Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship
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Legal experts: Greitens not entitled to charity donor list

"For large organizations, the donor list is something that's constantly cultivated and jealously protected," said David L. Thompson, an attorney who is vice president of public policy at the Washington-based National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: Fundraising, Donors, Nonpartisanship
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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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Repeal of law that bans nonprofits from endorsing candidates said to be back on the table

Charitable nonprofits could see new pressure to endorse political candidates and partisan issues if a renewed bid to repeal the Johnson Amendment becomes a reality.

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship

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