Sunday, March 02, 2014

Did You Know That Part Of The League Of Women Voters Is A 501 (c)(3)?

Many Tea Party organizations were trying to organize as social welfare non-profit organization, or 501 (c)(3) organizations, like the Sierra Club Foundation.
Gifts made directly to The Sierra Club Foundation are tax-deductible and provide funding for the charitable activities of the Sierra Club. Those activities include research, public education on environmental issues, publications, presentation of testimony before administrative and regulatory agencies, environmental litigation, and volunteer training. The Sierra Club Foundation was established on July 13, 1960 as the sole source of tax-deductible support to the Sierra Club.
Some these Tea Party organizations wanted to teach history, for example. According to the I.R.S. social welfare organizations are allowed to spend up to half their time and money on political activity. That makes sense, since our absolutely huge government has it's very large nose in every aspect of our social welfare. It would be impossible for them to be apolitical.

Did You Know That Part Of The League Of Women Voters Is A 501 (c)(3)? It's their education fund.
The League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) is a 501 (c)(3) citizen education and research organization. Established in 1957, the Education Fund provides research, publications and forums on public policy issues and disseminates information and training that helps citizens be thoughtfully engaged in the democratic process.
In communities across the nation, Leagues are well known for providing voters with factual, nonpartisan information on candidates and ballot issues. State and local Leagues are also known for hosting citizen educational forums on critical public policy issues of the day.
In short, the League is well recognized for its ability to make complex and controversial issues accessible to the nonexpert citizen in a balanced manner, for its ability to gather citizens with diverse views, and for its expertise as a trainer of community leaders and activists.
The I.R.S. has had no problems with the League of Women Voters Education Fund being a 501 (c)(3) since 1957. Look at that list of activities. Would you describe it as apolitical?

The I.R.S. was and is harassing the Tea Party illegally, immorally and unethically. It's plain.