The U.S. House is once again considering a budget bill that will allow churches to become unaccountable, unregulated super PACs through which millions, possibly billions, of dollars in dark political money will flow. The bill would defund all enforcement of the Johnson Amendment, which keeps all 501(c)(3)s, including churches, from endorsing political candidates. But here's the catch: the budget only defunds enforcement against churches; other nonprofits still have to obey the law.
Thanks to your help, this language was removed from the last budget bill by the Senate. We need to once again put pressure on lawmakers to oppose this provision while it’s still in early stages. A House subcommittee passed this bill, by voice vote, onto the House Committee on Appropriations.
We need you to tell your U.S. representative to protect the Johnson Amendment and fund its enforcement. Please contact him or her TODAY — by phone and email if at all possible — and ask your representative to oppose de-funding enforcement of the Johnson Amendment. ASK THEM TO REMOVE SECTION 112 FROM THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL.