Posts Tagged: political activity

Ongoing Debate Over Political Pulpit Preaching

October 17, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in News, Nonprofits

Political campaign intervention by 501(c)(3) organizations is absolutely prohibited. Yet earlier this month, nearly 1,500 preachers nationwide banned together for the election-season ritual of political pulpit preaching that has been taking place since 2008. Alliance Defending Freedom is a 501(c)(3) conservative group that “advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith” …

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IRS Increases Scrutiny of 501(c)(3) Political Activity During Election Cycle

June 13, 2012 Posted by The Law Firm for Non-Profits, P.C. in Advocacy, IRS, Lobbying, News

Our clients often ask whether they can participate in legislative and political activity. While we encourage clients to lobby on behalf of their interests within the limits prescribed by law (see our previous post), 501(c)(3) organizations cannot engage in activity that supports or opposes candidates for public office. As you know from reading our previous …

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