State Letters

On April 5, 2017, the Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship was delivered to the House and Senate leaders and Chairman and Ranking Members of the tax committees. That letter first identifies the 165 national organizations that signed the Community Letter and then lists the nearly 4,500 signers in alphabetical order by state. On the same day, the text of the Community Letter was emailed to every congressional office listing the national organizational signers and providing a link to signers from the 50 states. Recognizing that elected officials typically are most interested in who among their constituents have taken a position on an issue, individual letters to Representatives and Senators are available for download and delivery. These individual letters provide the text of the Community Letter, and are signed first by charitable nonprofits, foundations, and other organizations from the specific state, followed by the list of national nonprofits. 

Individuals and organizations committed to nonpartisanship in the charitable and philanthropic communities are encouraged to write their Representatives and Senators and share the Community Letter addressed to them. (Find your Representatives by entering your zip code.) You can mail the downloaded letter with a cover note or send it via email.

If your organization is listed as a signer of the letter, please make that point clear in the transmittal message. Suggested text: Dear Senator/Representative, I write to share the Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship which makes the case for preserving the "Johnson Amendment" as a necessary protection for charitable nonprofits and foundations. My organization was one of nearly 4,500 nonprofits, foundations, and others that signed this important letter. You will see in the attached letter addressed to you the many organizations from our state that seek your leadership on opposing any efforts to repeal or weaken the Johnson Amendment. I ask that you stand with the charitable nonprofits and foundations in our state that can only be effective if they remain above the fray of partisan politics.

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