[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge Hackers Voter Guide?

John Ellis neurofog at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 14:52:43 PST 2011


I interpreted this to mean things like "Vote for candidate X" would be
considered an endorsement. Presenting major candidates as a  Voter
Guide and how they align with an organisations goals might not be
considered as partisan.

I think the 501c3 rules is more of an issue in a state or federal election.

On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 2:43 PM, Olya K <krasnykh at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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, training programs,
> issue briefings, and "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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