In the News: The Non Profit Times: Congress Gets Nearly 100K Comments On Advocacy Rules

By Mark Hrywn

“Regulations attempt to cover charitable events such as informational conferences and galas, which are key to education the public about public policy. If a candidate shows up at an event, a 501(c)(4) would reasonably fear that its event may be counted a political activity,” said Allen Dickerson, legal director, Center for Competitive Politics. Proposed regulations could classify the vast amount of issue advocacy as political activity and do very little to tamp down on the phenomenon that caused them to be proposed.  

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.