Nonprofits Should Promote Common Good, Not Candidates​

Law360 (August 2, 2018, 5:55 PM EDT) -- The Johnson Amendment is a provision in the tax code that, for more than 60 years, has served as a vital protection for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations — including houses of worship — by ensuring that they do not endorse or oppose political candidates. President Donald Trump has vowed to "get rid of and totally destroy" this law. Charitable nonprofits and religious organizations, however, are fighting to keep the provision in place because they know it protects their integrity and independence.

Despite the strong opposition from the very organizations Johnson Amendment opponents are claiming to help, efforts to repeal and undermine the...

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