Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Making Democracy Safe for those in Power.

IRS plan undermines democracy.

The IRS last week fulfilled its pledge to clarify federal rules on nonprofit political activity, a much-needed follow-up in the wake of news that unfolded this spring when the agency revealed it had inappropriately denied tax-exempt status to groups on both the right and the left of the political spectrum.
But the proposal itself is flawed in so many ways that it will undermine one of the key ways through which nonprofits do their work: helping Americans understand major issues in elections and encouraging them to register to vote and cast ballots.
By making participation harder for the important nonpartisan voices of groups that represent the public interest, our nation would be left weaker.

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