[Noisebridge-discuss] Bernie?

ITechGeek itg at itechgeek.com
Mon Aug 24 17:38:24 UTC 2015


And I was just thinking, w/ the over 20 candidates running for president
(not to mention I don't know how many people are running for local offices
in the SF area), this is probably something to avoid.

Might suggest they look at a local library or community center.

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On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 1:31 PM, ITechGeek <ITG at itechgeek.com> wrote:

> The group of volunteers would be a separate group from Noisebridge
> members, just borrowing space for a meeting?
>
> I would probably try to work out a formal policy before hand that
> basically says this is ok/not ok and that it is the same to any political
> group that comes knocking (and ensure you would charge the same fee).
>
> Only thing that I found that appears to directly cover this:
>
> https://www.mcguirewoods.com/news-resources/publications/taxation/primer_avoid_pitsfalls_tax_doc.pdf
> Page 6, E. 1:
> E. Release of Staff to Work on Political Campaigns and Provide Office and
> Other Services
> 1.General rule — staff members can work on their own time and not act in
> any official capacity re
> presenting the charity. The charity cannot, without reimbursement, provide
> office space, clerical support, supplies, etc. to political candidate or
> party.
>
> Also everything I saw indicates you should charge some kind of fee and it
> should be the same fee across all groups.
>
> Some of the materials I was reading:
>
> http://bolderadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Sample_501c3_Policy_for_Election_Season.pdf
> www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/501c3_polcampfaqs.pdf
> http://www.asaecenter.org/Resources/whitepaperdetail.cfm?ItemNumber=12202
>
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> On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 12:54 PM, girlgeek <girlgeek at live.com> wrote:
>
>> A small group of volunteers for Bernie Sanders would like to meet in
>> Church or Turing when it is not otherwise in use.   Does anyone know, is
>> there anything in our 501c3 rules (or other rules) that applies for
>> political campaigns?  We wouldn't be doing any fundraising.
>> Just figuring out what we are doing among volunteers.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Claudia
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