GOP tax bill will allow nonprofits to endorse political candidates

GOP tax bill will allow nonprofits to endorse political candidates

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Anne Gingerich is executive director of the Pennsylvania Associations of Nonprofits. She says, repealing the Johnson Amendment would turn charitable organizations into weapons for political parties. In doing so, it would make it harder for nonprofits to provide services that often go to those in need.

"The Johnson Amendment is important because it allows us to do our jobs in a neutral environment where people from both the Republican and Democratic Party can come together around common causes."

Without the rule, people could get a tax write-off for making political contributions, since that money would technically be going to charity.

She says, such partisanship would erode the public's trust in charitable organizations.

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