The IRS clearly states that “501(c)(3) organizations may take positions on public policy issues, including issues that divide candidates in an election for public office.” This could include everything from normal lobbying and public education activities to correcting the record when a candidate misrepresents facts related to your issues. Communications on issues during an election could be considered partisan if they appear to be an effort to support or oppose a candidate and mention the names of candidates or upcoming elections in a communication.

Our resources can help you navigate communicating on issues during major election years like this one.

 

OUR RESOURCES

Nonprofits and Ballot Measures

 

RESOURCES FROM PARTNERS

Bolder Advocacy – Ballot Measure Toolkit: Link Here

Ballotpedia – Ballot Measures in Your State: Link Here