[saymaListserv] Fw: Pew Forum releases guide to IRS restrictions on electioneering]

Penelope Wright pennywright at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 8 18:34:56 JEST 2002

Dear Friends,
The information below was provided by Bruce Birchard, General Secretary of FGC. It is important for us to be aware of such guidelines as we exercise our voting rights and make statements on behalf of candidates.
Penelope Wright
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Bruce Birchard 
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 10:18 AM
Subject: [Fwd: Pew Forum releases guide to IRS restrictions on electioneering]

Dear Colleague, 
In an effort to educate congregations about the current rules governing their participation in the political process, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has published a guide that clarifies the relevant IRS restrictions on electioneering and lobbying by 501(c)(3) organizations, including houses of worship and other religious organizations. 

Politics and the Pulpit: A Guide to the Internal Revenue Code Restrictions on the Political Activity of Religious Organizations was written by Deirdre Dessingue, Associate General Counsel of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  A PDF version of the document is available on our Web site at http://pewforum.org/publications/reports/IRCbrochureBIG.pdf.  The document is also available as a bound pamphlet.  To place an order for free copies, please email your request, with your mailing address, to publications at pewforum.org. 

If you find this guide helpful, please forward this email to other colleagues who may be interested. 

Best regards, 

Melissa Rogers 
Executive Director 

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