Action Alert

Tell your senators to protect the Johnson Amendment!

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Once again, the Johnson Amendment is under attack from the religious right and we need your help.

The Johnson Amendment is the federal law that keeps all 501(c)(3)s, including churches, from endorsing political candidates. If the amendment were overturned, churches would be able to politik from the pulpit while retaining tax exemption and become unregulated super PACs. This would create a new category of “dark money” because churches are financial black holes and are not required to report annual financial returns to the IRS.

This week, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., Reps. Jody Hice, R-Ga. and Mike Johnson, R-La. and Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla. announced the reintroduction of the Free Speech Fairness Act, intended to repeal the Johnson Amendment. 

Please use our simple, automated system to contact your senators and tell them to protect the Johnson Amendment and to vote down the Free Speech Fairness Act—a name Big Brother would admire. Click on the red “Take Action!” link below and feel free to use or adapt the talking points provided.

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