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Forum's Statement on Johnson Amendment: Hearing on Examining a Church’s Right to Free Speech

Publication date: 
05/2017

The Forum submitted a written statement to the Hearing on Examining a Church’s Right to Free Speech Before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Government Operations and Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules in support of upholding the Johnson Amendment. 

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News Release: Keep Partisan Politics Out of the Charitable Sector

Publication date: 
04/2017

A broad, nationwide coalition of 501(c)(3) organizations, made up of charitable nonprofits, including religious institutions, philanthropy serving organizations, and foundations, delivered a clear message to Congress: maintain the current law that protects nonprofit organizations from being hounded for partisan political contributions and endorsements.

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Policy Issue: Johnson Amendment

Publication date: 
03/2017

United Philanthropy Forum supports the continued full enforcement of current law that prohibits 501(c)(3) charitable organizations from endorsing, opposing or contributing to political candidates and engaging in partisan campaign activities—also known as the “Johnson Amendment.” See our position and resources on this issue. 

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Policy Update: May 8, 2019

Release Date: 
05/08/2019

Forum Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector.

Topics in the latest update include IRS reform legislation, Opportunizy Zones, and the 2020 Census. 

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Policy Update: February 27, 2019

Release Date: 
02/27/2019

Forum Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector.

Topics in the latest update include Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) and PolicyWorks Institute, Universal Charitable Deduction legislation (H.R. 1260), 2020 Census, UBT repeal, and the Johnson Amendment. 

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Policy Update: December 19, 2018

Release Date: 
12/19/2018

Forum Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. Topics in the latest update include tax reform, the Johnson Amendment, unrelated business income tax on fringe benefits, and Opportunity Zones. 

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Policy Update: December 5, 2018

Release Date: 
12/05/2018

Forum Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. Topics in the latest update include the unrelated business income tax on fringe benefits, the Johnson Amendment, post-graduation scholarships, and expected reduction in charitable giving based on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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