Advocacy Alert from the NC Center for Nonprofits:
Please take 3 minutes on Monday, Oct 30 to tell your U.S. Representative Not to Make Nonprofits Political Tools
As Congress focuses its attention on federal tax reform this fall, the ability of charitable nonprofits, houses of worship, and foundations to stay out of partisan politics is under attack. It is urgent that nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers make our voices heard on the importance of protecting nonprofit nonpartisanship.
Please take three minutes on Monday to call your U.S. Representative and tell him or her:
"Don't use tax reform to weaken or repeal the Johnson Amendment, which keeps partisan politics out of North Carolina's nonprofits, churches, and foundations. I am concerned that any efforts to weaken or repeal the Johnson Amendment will harm my community and damage the public's trust in my organization and many other North Carolina nonprofits and churches. Thank you!"
How To Reach Them
- To reach your U.S. Representative, simply call the U.S. Capitol switchboard (202-225-3121) and ask for your Representative's office. Go here to enter your zip code or to review a list of Representatives.
- Do you have an extra minute or two minute to send a tweet? Find your Representative's Twitter Handle here and send this message to her/him. (Be sure to start with a period before the Representative's handle): .Representative's Twitter Handle 5500+ #nonprofits, houses of worship agree: don't change #JohnsonAmendment. Keep politics away from missions http://bit.ly/2ldOuEK
For more background on the Johnson Amendment, see the Center's information page on nonprofit nonpartisanship.
Thank you for the important work that your nonprofit does every day,
Jeanne Tedrow David Heinen
President/CEO Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy