Monday, April 3, 2017

Keep Politics Out of Nonprofits

Sign the Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship
Congress is seriously considering legislation to repeal or significantly weaken the longstanding law that requires 501(c)(3) nonprofits to be nonpartisan (sometimes called the "Johnson Amendment"). Politicizing 501(c)(3) organizations would damage the public's trust in the work of nonprofits and would take money away from nonprofits' mission-related work and put it into the hands of politicians.

Now is the time to take action to prevent this from happening. Please take two minutes today (March 31st is the deadline!) to sign your organization onto the  Nonprofit Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship.

It is essential that as many nonprofits as possible sign on to this letter, since our members of Congress will take our concerns more seriously if they see a strong and united nonprofit sector. Thank you if your nonprofit is one of the 250+ organizations from New York State that has already signed on to the letter.

To learn more about why this proposal is such a threat to nonprofits, check out the  recent op-ed in The Hill (an influential publication on Capitol Hill) from the National Council of Nonprofits and the Council on Foundations.

Please spread the word to other nonprofits. Feel free to forward this action alert to other nonprofits, foundations, and religious institutions.

New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc., 272 Broadway, Albany, NY 12204

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