“…the IRS should adopt one consistent definition of political activity that applies only to activities truly partisan in nature and which does not interfere with the ability of exempt organizations to engage in valuable civic engagement and advocacy.”
This prominent group of longstanding social welfare organizations (Sierra Club, Human Rights Campaign, League of Conservation Voters, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund) joined forces to urge the IRS to rethink the proposed rules in a way that “recognizes the valuable advocacy and civic engagement role of 501(c)(4)s . . . .” They provide historic and ongoing examples of nonpartisan activities which would be inappropriately prohibited as political activity under the proposed rules.