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Details: IRS Rules Applied Federal Election Laws Applied . afjactioncampaign.org | page 2 1971 •Congress passes the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA). The FECA prohibits corporations and labor organizations from using general treasury funds to make cash or in-kind contributions to a candidate for federal office.

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Voting Rights — Alliance For Justice Action Campaign

Details: He is a strong supporter of voter ID laws and purges from voter rolls, both practices which have resulted in thousands of voters losing their rights. After the NAACP voiced its concerns over a proposed Mississippi voter ID law, Wilson said the fears were “poppycock. Unless you count the dead vote.”

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What rules apply to 501(c)(4) advocacy

Details: 2 State laws vary and should be consulted before undertaking any state or local partisan electoral activity. For more information on independent expenditures, see our fact sheet, Independent Expenditures: What are they and what are the rules? Keep in mind, depending on how it is conducted, any partisan activity could

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Case Study: California Sanctuary State Law

Details: 54, as well as two other state laws, arguing that the state’s laws would make it more burdensome for the Federal government to enforce Federal law. On July 5, 2018, U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez denied the Trump administration's request to immediately halt California's sanctuary state law, finding

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Worker & Consumer Rights — Alliance For Justice …

Details: He also advanced legislation that overturned living wage laws. Norris championed legislation which limited the amount an injured plaintiff could recover for noneconomic damages and capped punitive damages in all civil cases while preventing punitive damages in most product …

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Does the law protect the LGBTQ community from

Details: The beauty of our nation’s civil rights laws is that they protect everyone — including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people — who faces discrimination based on sex. Under Supreme Court precedent, the question should be whether an employer relied on sex-based considerations or took gender into account when taking the challenged

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501(c)(4) Reporting

Details: State laws related to lobbying disclosure vary, as does the governmental entity that regulates lobbying. Organizations engaged in advocacy at the state and local level should become familiar with the law(s) that regulate their activity. Your state may be one of the more than …

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Young People Need to Take Back State Courts — …

Details: Judges hold the power to uphold or delegitimize policy, from community health legislation to rights for our LGBTQ siblings to laws enacted to curb the effects of the climate crisis. State court decisions this year determined the health of millions of students like myself returning to in-person learning.

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Starting a 501(c)(4) Organization

Details: want to research state laws regarding corporate and tax compliance and file any required applications for tax-exempt status under state law. For additional information regarding the rules and regulations of operating a 501(c)(4), please visit the IRS’s Life Cycle of a Social Welfare Organization.

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Resources for Advocates and Activists — Alliance For

Details: Alliance for Justice Action Campaign (AFJAC) is a resource and advocate for the 501(c)(4) community. Our materials explain the legal framework that 501(c)(4) organizations must operate within, as well as practical tips for organizational staff, board members, and funders. These …

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LGBTQ Rights — Alliance For Justice Action Campaign

Details: He also opposed laws protecting LGBTQ Americans from being discriminated against. Don Willett (Fifth Circuit) disparaged the right of LGBTQ people to marriage equality, when he joked about wanting the “right to marry bacon” in a tweet. He also joked about California’s laws relating …

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Reproductive Health Care — Alliance For Justice Action

Details: J. Campbell Barker (Eastern District of Texas) was a lead attorney defending Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (“TRAP”) anti-choice laws, which the Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Amy Coney Barrett (Supreme Court) has been critical of Roe v. Wade. Barrett also signed a letter

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Case Study: New York’s Women’s Equality Act

Details: equity and anti-discrimination laws, greater access to courts for victims of on sex-based employment and credit discrimination, and more support for survivors of human trafficking. A summary of the laws can be found . here. 3 *** Following are some questions that frequently arise in …

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Kavanaugh Could Tip Supreme Court Against Gun …

Details: Kavanaugh Could Tip Supreme Court Against Gun Control Laws. July 23, 2018. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email to a Friend. In the battle over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, the usual suspects are lining up in support and opposition. At the grass roots, however, there is one new entry nervously eyeing the Kavanaugh

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How Senate Republicans Are Dismantling Your Health …

Details: And yet, Republicans continue to support Trump’s anti-health care nominees, handing them lifetime appointments to the federal bench, where they can continue to dismantle the democratically-passed laws that protect our care. Make no mistake about this lawsuit working its way through the courts — this IS the Republican health care plan. The

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Why State Courts Matter — Alliance For Justice Action …

Details: ♦ State supreme courts have invalidated laws that restrict reproductive freedom. For example, in 2018, Iowa’s Supreme Court ruled that “reproductive autonomy” was protected under the state constitution and invalidated a mandate that patients must wait 72 hours to access abortion between informational and procedure appointment.

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Past Campaign: Stop Readler — Alliance For Justice …

Details: Readler wrote in opposition to laws prohibiting workplace discrimination. At the Justice Department, he helped to make millions of American workers ineligible for overtime pay, refusing to defend an Obama-era overtime rule. Readler is a foe of public education. Readler is a staunch advocate for …

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Voter Suppression Threatens American Democracy: …

Details: Understanding the threats of a fully realized democracy to their own agenda, Republicans push policies like strict voter ID laws, purges of registered voters, and limits to mail-in voting, relying on the myth of widespread voter fraud. These measures serve the dual purpose of disenfranchising populations who have historically been excluded from

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Partisan Electoral Activity

Details: finance laws. 1. 501(c)(4) Organizations may Establish and pay for the administrative and fundraising costs of a connected political action committee (PAC) also known as a “separate segregated fund.” (For more information see “Traditional PACs” below.) Rent a mailing list and facilities to selected candidates at fair market value.

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Reproductive Health — Alliance For Justice Action …

Details: The Judges stated this approach was correct because it was “the one that would strike down the fewest laws regulating abortion.” In June Medical Services v. Gee , Fifth Circuit judges Don Willett, Kurt Engelhardt, James Ho, and Andrew Oldham voted to allow an extreme Louisiana anti-abortion law to take effect, even though it …

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Worker Protections — Alliance For Justice Action …

Details: Worker Protections. AFJ Action Campaign is tracking the votes of every senator up for reelection in 2020 on Trump’s worst of the worst judges. Each senator who voted to confirm these judges owns the decisions—these decisions are harming people every day. See how your senator voted …

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AFJAC Commits to Six-Figure Advocacy Campaigns, …

Details: The decision opens the door for other Republican-led states to quickly enact laws similar to SB8 in Texas. That law bans abortion at six weeks — before many people even know they are pregnant, and before 85 to 90 percent of abortions occur — and outsources enforcement to anti …

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Gun Safety — Alliance For Justice Action Campaign

Details: Although not in the majority, in Mance v.Sessions, Fifth Circuit judges James Ho, Don Willett, Kyle Duncan, and Kurt Engelhardt voted to reconsider a decision upholding a federal gun law that allows states to establish and enforce their own gun laws.

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Trump Supreme Court pick: Presidents can ignore laws …

Details: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 2013 asserted that it’s a “traditional exercise” of presidential power to ignore laws the White House views as unconstitutional, as he defended the controversial practice of signing statements prevalent in George W. Bush’s White House. The …

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Confirming Kacsmaryk to US district court would run

Details: In his work at the ill-named Liberty Institute, Kascmaryk dismissed laws protecting the rights of LGBTQ people as a “a bad idea,” and decried the historic inclusion of protections for transgender people in the Violence Against Women Act as “a grave mistake.”

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Following are three sample donation pages from …

Details: We are working around the clock to get stronger environmental and energy laws that will reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, protect our oceans and fragile coastal environments, and help protect millions of jobs. Your contribution directly supports our conservation efforts and will be …

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Racial Justice — Alliance For Justice Action Campaign

Details: Two single mothers who were unable to pay traffic fines challenged the law as violating due process. Driver’s license suspension laws that criminalize poverty have a disproportionate impact on people of color.

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Brett Kavanaugh wants to do away with legal abortion. …

Details: “If Kavanaugh’s confirmed, states will have free rein to eliminate abortion access via increasingly draconian laws.” Read the full article at Yahoo! News. Kavanaugh Previous Post New Advocacy Resources and Case Studies Next Post California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual

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From Twitter troll to federal judge: The case against …

Details: As a state lawmaker, Wilson was a vocal supporter for HB 1523, one of the most egregious anti-LGBTQ laws ever passed in any state. It provides a blanket license to discriminate for Mississippians to reject LGBTQ people, so if an employer wants to refuse to hire someone in a same-sex marriage or a lunch counter wants to refuse to serve a

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Watching Democracy Fail In My Home State Of …

Details: Worse yet, as Alliance for Justice has documented, Trump and Republicans continue to nominate and confirm scores of judges to the lower federal courts that have a history of fighting to disenfranchise others, that have advocated for racist gerrymandering, strongly supporting gutting the Voting Rights Act, and defended laws that

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Here’s What’s at Stake in the Fight Over Trump’s New

Details: The news comes just one day after the nomination of Thomas Farr, a lawyer best known for defending voter suppression laws, barely advanced. Tim Scott, the GOP’s only black senator, went missing for almost an hour while deliberating, and once Scott committed, Vice President Mike …

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FACT SHEET amy coney barrett

Details: originalism in interpreting the Constitution and laws. Her view could lead her to reject as unconstitutional cases that have advanced basic civil rights for people of color, women, and LGBTQ Americans. judicial philosophy Amy Coney Barrett, a professor at the Notre Dame Law School, …

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Bradley Whitford Ad Kicks Off New State Courts …

Details: The people of Wisconsin and every other state deserve judges that will stand up for the laws that protect them, not judges who will follow a partisan agenda to dismantle them.” Click here to learn more about why state courts matter. Previous Post Why State Courts Matter Next Post Supreme Court Denies Wisconsin Residents Basic Right to Vote

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Appeals Court Nominee Shaped DeVos’s Illegal Loan

Details: The plan, outlined by Steven J. Menashi when he was acting general counsel under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, was ruled by a federal judge to violate federal privacy laws. She ordered the department to stop the practice.

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Trump's legacy: conservative judges who will dominate …

Details: “I don’t think most Americans realize, long after Donald Trump and his repeated attacks on the rule of law – on the independent judiciary and our constitutional rights – long after Donald Trump has left the scene, his judges will still be interpreting the constitution and our laws

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Inside Trump’s Judicial Takeover — Alliance For Justice

Details: Inside Trump’s Judicial Takeover. August 20, 2018. One evening last November, Don McGahn, the top lawyer in the Trump White House, walked onstage in an opulent ballroom at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. He looked out at the audience of several hundred judges, lawyers, clerks and law students seated under a pair of glittering

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Trump Judicial Nominees Are Refusing to Endorse …

Details: That’s one reason the Senate rejected his Supreme Court nomination. Senators feared that anyone who was so inflexibly wedded to a 200-year-old interpretation of the Constitution would have real trouble supporting civil rights laws given that the Constitution originally allowed not only segregation but slavery.

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LGBTQ Equality — Alliance For Justice Action Campaign

Details: In Telescope Media Group v.Lucero, Eighth Circuit judge David Stras created a religious exemption from state anti-discrimination laws protecting LGBTQ people, allowing a video production business to refuse to produce wedding videos for same-sex couples.

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Education — Alliance For Justice Action Campaign

Details: The decision held that a school district may deny education access on the basis of a student’s disability. As the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network pointed out, the “decision is wholly contrary to the purpose of disability discrimination laws, which mandate the inclusion of people with disabilities – …

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CHAD READLER ACTION RESOURCES

Details: Readler wrote in opposition to laws prohibiting workplace discrimination. At the Justice Department, he helped to make millions of American workers ineligible for overtime pay, refusing to defend an Obama-era overtime rule. Readler is a foe of public education. Readler is a staunch advocate for private schools and charter schools

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Bush Claimed Power to Override a Torture Ban. What …

Details: When Brett M. Kavanaugh came before the Judiciary Committee in May 2006 for his nomination to be an appeals court judge, senators pressed him on his role in President George W. Bush’s use of signing statements to claim the power to bypass new laws — like a much-disputed assertion the previous December that he could override a ban on torture.

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AMY CONEY BARRETT ACTION RESOURCES

Details: color, women, and LGBTQ Americans, and laws that protect us all. Call and tell your senators: Amy Coney Barrett is wrong for the federal bench. Our courts are our last line of defense against an administration putting real people’s lives at risk. We can’t let them become just another rubber stamp for …

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Perdue and Loeffler Rubber Stamp Trump Judges …

Details: The January 5 Senate elections will shape the future of our courts: whether laws ensuring access to health care are enforced or eradicated; whether every voter’s ballot is counted or voter suppression tactics continue unchecked; and whether protections for civil rights, workers, women’s rights, clean air and water, and more are upheld or

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New Supreme Court Ad Campaign Urges Michiganders …

Details: Contact. Zack Ford, Press Secretary (202) 464-7370 / [email protected]. For Immediate Release. WASHINGTON, D.C., October 26, 2020 – A new Alliance for Justice Action Campaign ad is urging Michigan voters to vote for Bridget McCormack and Elizabeth Welch for the Michigan State Supreme Court in this election. The five-figure ad buy features Leah Litman, assistant professor of law at the

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In Wisconsin Supreme Court race, Kelly and Karofsky …

Details: Conservative Justice Daniel Kelly and liberal challenger Judge Jill Karofsky haven’t shied away from trading barbs in their race for a 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. In contentious debates ahead of last month’s primary election through the first weeks of …

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