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SCOTUS Settles Robocaller Debate

Tim Mooney | April 6, 2021
On April 1, the Supreme Court settled a technical dispute between two camps in the federal Circuit Court of Appeals over what constitutes an automatic telephone dialing system, more commonly referred to as a robocaller. In Facebook v.Duguid, the Court ruled that a device or software that only stores… Read More

Making H.R. 1 Real

| March 22, 2021
The following describes two fictional 501(c)(4) advocacy organizations and the compliance implications of H.R. 1. Neither of these are real organizations, and all situations, while hypothetical, represent the types of advocacy campaigns that 501(c)(4)s engage in to support the needs of their communities and constituencies. These scenarios would also apply… Read More

H.R. 1 Campaign-Related Disbursement Flowcharts

| March 22, 2021
Three flowcharts that help you understand how H.R. 1 may affect your organization through campaign-related disbursement (CRD). Does my organization’s advocacy on federal issues mean it needs to make a campaign-related disbursement disclosure or other disclosure of its donors? My organization made a campaign-related disbursement — do we… Read More

H.R. 1: Advocacy Impacts and Questions to Resolve

| March 22, 2021
H.R. 1, the For the People Act, is an enormous, complex piece of legislation, divided into three main sections that broadly address voting, campaign finance and issue advocacy, and ethics in government. With its passage in the House of Representatives, it will now head to the Senate where it is… Read More