[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge Hackers Voter Guide?

Olya K krasnykh at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 14:43:31 PST 2011


Right. It says: "However, such organizations may present public forums, publish
voter education guides, and conduct certain other political activities that
the Internal Revenue Service classifies as "non-partisan". They may also
conduct activities "intended to encourage people to participate" in
elections, such as voter
registration<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voter_registration_drive>,
training programs, issue briefings, and "get out the
vote<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_out_the_vote>"
drives, if done without bias that would favor one or more candidates over
others, or that would oppose candidates."

So I think its ok then to discuss, take a stance, as an organization, on
certain issues, and, possibly even suggest how to vote on the prop's, but
not actually endorse candidates?

(and, on a more historic note i guess, what i was wandering was what were
the *reasons* behind adopting such legislature? to avoid what?)

Olya


On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 2:32 PM, Leif Ryge <leif at synthesize.us> wrote:

> See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonpartisan_(American_organizations)
>
> ~leif
>
> On 11/07/2011 02:30 PM, Olya K wrote:
> > *rationale
> >
> > On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 2:29 PM, Olya K <krasnykh at gmail.com
> > <mailto:krasnykh at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     Sorry for possibly a stupid question, but could someone elaborate on
> >     the rational behind this law, if there is any?
> >
> >     Thanks,
> >     Olya
> >
> >     On Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 10:47 AM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net
> >     <mailto:rubin at starset.net>> wrote:
> >
> >         For greater justice an anon has already edited the page to remove
> >         questionable content.
> >
> >         --
> >         Rubin
> >         rubin at starset.net <mailto:rubin at starset.net>
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