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.
Nonprofits and Ballot Measures
RESOURCES FROM PARTNERS
Bolder Advocacy – Ballot Measure Toolkit: Link Here
Ballotpedia – Ballot Measures in Your State: Link Here