Jan. 28, 2014
Not content with merely targeting tea party and other 501(c)(4) organizations that engage in various types of political activity on an ad-hoc basis, the Obama administration via the Treasury Department has come out with a far more uniform approach to stifling (c)(4) political speech, issuing a new regulation severely restricting political activity of 501(c)(4) organizations that was dropped the day after Thanksgiving.
Under existing rules, an organization may carry on electioneering activities so long as it does not constitute a majority of its activities. But, no longer.
Now, limitations will be imposed not simply on advocacy for or against a candidate for public office, as has been the case for over 50 years, but on any communication that even mentions a public official who happens to be a candidate. Specifically, the regulations will define "certain communications that are close in time to an election and that refer to a clearly identified candidate as electioneering communications."
To combat this, we have acquired a tool to create a petition to Congress in protest of this rule as well as the ability to send a personal letter to the signer's Representative and Senators. We believe that, with your help, we can make an impact on this vital issue.
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