Keep Nonprofits Nonpartisan

Keep Nonprofits Nonpartisan

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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. It also enhances and enriches our society through providing exposure to the arts and culture. Although these nonprofits may be addressing different needs, one critical commonality is that charitable nonprofits are nonpartisan organizations. This nonpartisanship is a result of more than 60 years of law known as the Johnson Amendment that prohibits charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofits from participating in political campaigns or candidacies.

Nonprofits are not Republican organizations, or Democrat organizations – they are community organizations. But now, nonprofit nonpartisanship is under threat.

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