[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge Hackers Voter Guide?

Olya K krasnykh at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 15:01:37 PST 2011


SPUR is a non-profit (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Planning_and_Urban_Research_Association
)
but they published a voting guide --
http://www.spur.org/blog/2011-10-11/spurs-2011-voter-guide-now-online --
where they do not endorce candidates, but announce their official positions
on each of the prop's.



On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 2:58 PM, Leif Ryge <leif at synthesize.us> wrote:

> On 11/07/2011 02:43 PM, Olya K wrote:
>
>> 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?
>>
>
> That is not my reading; I'm (not a lawyer but) pretty sure 501(c)(3)s
> taking stances on ballot measures is not OK.
>
> See these two pages (from the references on that wikipedia article):
>
> http://www.npaction.org/**article/articleview/183/1/116<http://www.npaction.org/article/articleview/183/1/116>
> http://www.npaction.org/**article/articleview/396/1/276<http://www.npaction.org/article/articleview/396/1/276>
>
> Also keep in mind that at the end of the day the IRS' interpretation of
> the law is what really matters... Wherever the line actually is, I think it
> is best not to approach it.
>
> ~leif
>
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