Nonprofit Nonpartisanship Immediate Call to Action

07 July 2017 Published in News & Updates

You've seen our letters and emails in support of nonprofit nonpartisanship and maybe even signed onto the national letter.  The issue has now reached a critical point-- we need the support of all Utah's nonprofits to protect ourselves from partisan politics!

Last week the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services approved a FY2018 appropriations bill that includes a rider that would significantly weaken enforcement of the law on nonprofit nonpartisanship. The full House Appropriations Committee could consider the bill as soon as July 12. Tim Delaney of the National Council of Nonprofits elegantly outlines the issue and the latest updates in this Nonprofit Quarterly article.

Utah Congressman Chris Stewart sits on the House Appropriations Committee. Call Congressman Stewart today, 202-225-9730, to urge him to strip the Johnson Amendment rider (Section 116) from the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill.

UNA's CEO Kate Rubalcava has already called the Congressman's office to state UNA's position on this matter and to tell them to be expecting your call! She also discussed this issue with the Congressman's staff when she visited their D.C. offices last month. We now need your help to drive the message home! (Feel free to tell them UNA sent you.)

Help us protect nonprofit nonpartisanship and get this rider removed from the appropriations bill! Call Congressmen Stewart today!