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Federal Attack on Nonprofit Nonpartisanship

March 13, 2018. Right now, congressional leaders are working on the mammoth spending bill that will fund the government through the rest of the current fiscal year, and those seeking to politicize 501c3 organizations are trying to attach anti-Johnson Amendment language to the bill. We need you to take immediate action: Tell Congress not to change this vital law, which has shielded the the charitable, religious, and philanthropic communities from partisan politics for more than 60 years.


We urge you to take these two steps immediately:  

1. Call and email your Senators and Representatives. 

Use the script below, and consider adding a more personal appeal, telling them what repealing the Johnson Amendment would mean for your nonprofit, the people you serve, your district, and the state of Georgia. Be sure to tell them your name, the name of your organization, and the county where you live and work.

The nonprofit community strongly supports the Johnson Amendment, the longstanding law that protects charitable organizations from partisan politics. We expect you to oppose any attempt to attach a rider to the omnibus spending bill that would repeal or weaken the Johnson Amendment. Nonprofits are counting on you to preserve nonprofit nonpartisanship.

To call: Reach the D.C. office of Sen. Johnny Isakson at 202-224-3643, and the office of Sen. David Perdue at 202-224-3521. To reach your U.S. Representative, dial the House switchboard at 202-225-3121 and follow the automated instructions.

To email: You can email all three of your federal legislators at once by visiting democracy.io and entering your home address.

2. Sign our letter.

Add your name and organization to GCN’s Federal Issue Coalition letter, which we’ll be presenting to Georgia’s U.S. Senators and Representatives – then encourage your colleagues to do the same.