Nonprofits should be free of partisan politics

Nonprofits should be free of partisan politics

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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 office. However, new legislation in Congress and a recent executive order seek to allow nonprofits to participate in partisan campaigning.

Nonprofits do not want to engage in partisan politics. The political neutrality of nonprofits is important so they can continue as safe places where people can come together to solve community problems. Indeed, in a recent letter to Congress, 4,500 nonprofits around the country signed onto a Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship.

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