Non-Profit Legislative Activities FAQ

Addresses a series of questions regarding how groups can interact with legislators, specifically what 501 c(3) organizations are allowed to do.   Specific questions include:

  • Can a Friends group support specific legislation?
  • Can a Friends group support a political candidate or political party?
  • Can a Friends group invite a current U.S. Senator or Representative to their refuge near an election?
  • What’s the difference between “direct” lobbying and “grassroots” lobbying?
  • How much money can a Friends group use for lobbying?
  • Can a Friends group advocate for or against a ballot measure?

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