Yesterday, the National Council of Nonprofits launched a campaign to get nonprofits to sign a Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship to be sent to senators and Congressional representatives.
The statement from NCN reads, “Charitable nonprofits, private foundations, religious groups, and their vast numbers of supporters can send a clear signal to Congress and the Administration that partisan politics has no place in the 501(c)(3) community. […] Join others from across the country to show that we intend to resist any and all efforts to weaken or repeal this longstanding protection in federal tax law that keeps 501(c)(3) organizations away from endorsing, opposing, or contributing to political candidates.”
As readers will recall, NPQ took an editorial position against the repeal on February 6th. That article can be read in full here; in it, we urged others to voice their resistance to repeal of the Johnson Amendment. What we said then still holds true: “The nonprofit sector should assertively protect itself and the public from this baldly partisan effort.”
What follows is an excerpt from the broad coalition’s appeal for your signature, which you can add by clicking here.