The IRS has proposed very significant changes in the regulations that govern what kind of political activity and how much of that activity a Section 501(c)(4) organization can carry out.
This step is our best chance to rein in the secret “dark money” that has been polluting our elections since the Supreme Court’s terrible decision in Citizens United. At the same time, the current proposal would undermine the ability of organizations like the League of Women Voters to conduct truly nonpartisan voter service activities across the country.
Protect the League’s voter service work and stop dark money from polluting our elections: submit your comments to the IRS today.
Submitting your comment to the IRS is easy. Here are step-by-step instructions and a sample message:
1. Click this link to be taken to the page for the IRS Regulation: http://www.regulations.gov/index.jsp#!submitComment;D=IRS-2013-0038-0001.
2. Copy and paste the following message to the IRS into the comment box.
The IRS must stop the “dark money” polluting our elections. Don’t back off. We have seen too much abuse by fly-by-night 501(c)(4) organizations and it is harming our democracy. We need real transparency and tough rules to stop “candidate-related political activity” by these organizations.
At the same time, the current IRS proposal must be changed to make sure that truly nonpartisan voter service activities by the League of Women Voters can continue. The existing standards currently applied to 501(c)(3) organizations governing nonpartisan election activities should also be applied to (c)(4) organizations.
3. Enter your contact information if you desire.
4. Click Continue.
5. Select the box next to I read and understand the statement above.
6. Click Submit Comment.