A domain name that ends in “.org” was originally intended for non-profit organizations, but this restriction has not been enforced. The domain is commonly used by schools and communities, but also by some for-profit entities.
Leave it to the liberals to bastardize this system in their own interests as well.
From Moveon.org’s own website:
“[Moveon.org is] a joint website of MoveOn.org Civic Action and MoveOn.org Political Action. MoveOn.org Political Action and MoveOn.org Civic Action are separate organizations.”
“MoveOn.org Civic Action is a 501(c)(4) organization which primarily focuses on nonpartisan education and advocacy on important national issues.”
“MoveOn.org Political Action is a federal political committee which primarily helps members elect candidates who reflect our values through a variety of activities aimed at influencing the outcome of the next election.”
Are you starting to get an idea of how this works?
There’s two organizations operating under the same website…, but only one of them is a tax exempt 501)(c) organization.
I’m sure if we’d look at their pathetic attempt at keeping accurate accounting records, we’d see that somehow over 90% of the money flowing in somehow ends up on the tax exempt side.
From the IRS.gov website:
“The promotion of social welfare does not include direct or indirect participation or intervention in political campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. However, a section 501(c)(4) social welfare organization may engage in some political activities, so long as that is not its primary activity. However, any expenditure it makes for political activities may be subject to tax under section 527(f).”
It’s interesting how these regulations are worded. There always seems to be elements that could be open for interpretation. This allows “the swampers” at the IRS the wiggle room to hang conservative groups out to dry while absolving liberal groups, like Moveon.org, of any wrong-doing.
I’m sorry to be so cynical, but it is what it is.
Let’s take a look at some of the “Petitions” and “Campaigns” that don’t “include direct or indirect participation or intervention in political campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.”
Examples directly from From Moveon.org’s own website:
“Shut down the Trump administration’s concentration camps”
“We demand that the University of Florida cancel Donald Trump Jr.’s Speaking Appearance”
“University of Florida is going to pay Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, his partner and former Fox News show host, $50,000 to speak. It’s a waste of student funds and fuels the Trump family’s corrupt and bigoted right-wing agenda. No UF tuition dollars to oligarchs!”
“Trump is an out-of-control, dangerous man, and he’s using the power of the White House to harm us all. He is stirring up racial divisions and violence with his racist attacks and committing human rights atrocities against immigrant families, all while enriching himself, his family, and his donors. And he is obstructing every congressional effort to get to the truth—about his obstruction of justice, his family separation policies, his attempts to insert racist questions into the census, the secrets hidden in his taxes, and so much more. Failure to act will erode our Constitution and democracy, proving that the president is above the law and can act with impunity. For all these reasons, Democrats need to stand up to stop Trump’s abuses. Congress will be home on recess until September 9th. Meet with your Congressperson and demand they open a formal impeachment inquiry. “
“Confront gun violence and white nationalism. Trump’s hateful agenda, which is responsible for so many deaths and injuries, is unacceptable, and MoveOn will continue to fight against Trump’s bigotry, take on racism, reject white nationalism, and stand up to the epidemic of gun violence in our country through large scale actions, pressure on elected officials, and by running the largest election campaign in our history to kick racists out of office. Add your name to say ‘enough is enough.’”
“Win Elections and Endorse Progressive Candidates. As we march to the ballot box in 2020, MoveOn is endorsing candidates to end the GOP control of the Senate and take back the White House. And we’re endorsing 100 dynamic, diverse, progressive candidates for state and local office.”
“Oppose Trump’s March to war. Donald Trump is assembling a war Cabinet to rush his march toward war. And while we can’t stop warmonger John Bolton, who, Trump appointed to be his national security adviser, we worked hard to defeat the nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state. Pompeo is a pro-torture, anti-diplomacy, anti-Muslim, anti-choice, anti-LGBT, climate-change denier who is unfit to serve. MoveOn members made 15,000 calls to the Senate to reject Pompeo, and we ran videos, ads, and digital billboards that helped sway the vast majority of Democrats to oppose him. While the effort fell short of persuading Republicans, it has been a critical fight to oppose Trump’s rush to war—and to lay the groundwork against further military escalation Trump and Pompeo have planned.”
“Act in solidarity with immigrant communities and against white supremacist attacks. Immigration should be a safe and empowering choice. Everyone should have the freedom to move and freedom to stay based on what is best for them to thrive. But from the cruelest policies of the Trump administration to recent attacks in El Paso, TX, and across Mississippi, immigrant and Latino communities have been relentlessly assaulted. Donald Trump has escalated his all-out attack on immigrants in America—increasing brutal deportations, separating families, detaining sick and pregnant immigrants, and announcing the end to the successful DACA program that enabled young immigrants to live, work, and support their communities without fear of deportation. Working tirelessly alongside immigrant-led allied organizations, MoveOn members are actively demanding that Congress hold the federal agencies committing human rights abuses accountable. Tell Congress to stop enabling Trump’s mass deportation machine and to demand cuts in the budgets for detention beds, ICE and CBP agents, and border militarization.”
Have you read enough?
There’s quite a bit more, but I didn’t want to bore you any longer with the left’s partisan gibberish.
I didn’t see any “direct or indirect participation or intervention in political campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office,” in any of these “petitions” or “campaigns,” did you?
This is exactly why conservatives have to stay on their toes and keep our eyes open.
These liberals don’t take any days off…, which means the days are over when we could afford to look the other way.
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