Take 3 Minutes TODAY to Tell Congress Not to Make Nonprofits Political Tools

Action Alert from Laura Pierce, Executive Director

Congress is finally serious about federal tax reform, and the ability of charitable nonprofits, houses of worship, and foundations to stay out of partisan politics is under attack. Please take three minutes today to call your U.S. Representative and deliver this simple message:

“Don’t use tax reform to weaken or repeal the Johnson Amendment, which keeps partisan politics out of Washington State’s nonprofits, houses of worship, and foundations. I am concerned that efforts to repeal or weaken the Johnson Amendment would harm my community and damage the public’s trust in my organization and many other Washington State nonprofits and churches. Thank you!”

How to Make the Call: Simply call the Capitol switchboard (202-225-3121) and ask for your Representative’s office. If you are unsure of who to contact, find your Representative here. Direct contact information for Washington State’s House delegation is also available here.

Once you’ve made your call, email us so we can track how many calls are made. Also, forward this action alert widely so we can amplify our message.

Do you have an extra minute or two minute to send a Tweet? Find your Representative’s Twitter Handle here and send this message (Be sure to start with a period before the Representative’s handle):

[Representative’s Twitter Handle] 5500+ #nonprofits agree: don’t change #JohnsonAmendment. Keep politics away from missions http://bit.ly/2ldOuEK
Feel free to download and include the image below, select from a variety of other images, or create your own to express how important the Johnson Amendment and remaining nonpartisan is to your nonprofit’s mission.
Click here for more information on nonprofit nonpartisanship or contact Washington Nonprofits.

 

Thank you very much,

Laura Pierce
Executive Director
Washington Nonprofits