[Noisebridge-discuss] Bernie?

Ronald Cotoni setient at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 18:20:55 UTC 2015


I am going to say no, we should not do any political meetings or things
like that at Noisebridge.  If anything risks the future of Noisebridge in a
negative way, such as losing our 501(c)(3) status or losing our lease, we
should definitely not do them because it simply is not excellent to
everyone else.

On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 10:38 AM, ITechGeek <itg at itechgeek.com> wrote:

> 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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