Defending Johnson law

Defending Johnson law

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President Trump has vowed to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment, which many white evangelicals have been pushing to repeal, arguing it restricts free speech.

Now the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network is pushing back, arguing the law should stay in place.

Repealing it “would open the door to nonprofits being targeted as pools or vehicles for dark money, for political soliciting and bundling, and moving campaign contributions around,” says CEO Jim Klocke. “Nonprofits would suddenly be pulled in the middle of all those things most people dislike about politics.”

So MNN has sent a letter to the state’s entire congressional delegation urging it to fight Trump’s plan.

And nearly 80 Massachusetts nonprofits have signed a similar letter, spearheaded by the National Council of Nonprofits, urging federal legislators to do the same. 

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Boston Globe

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