Commenting on Candidates’ Statements about Immigrants
Candidates for public office sometimes make statements about immigrants or immigrant rights that are incorrect, or with which nonprofits disagree. Nonprofits may wish to set the record straight. While 501(c)(3) organizations may continue to engage in education and advocacy to promote their issues during the election season, they are strictly prohibited from supporting or opposing candidates for public office. So how can 501(c)(3) organizations respond to candidates or political parties’ statements and remain nonpartisan? By being very deliberate and careful with their statements.
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