March 5, 2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Can you participate in Get Out the Vote? Can you host speaking events featuring politicians? When does “education” become “advocacy”? When does “advocacy” become “lobbying”? Will these activities undermine your organization’s tax-exempt status? Will these activities subject you to negative government and/or public scrutiny?
This session continues the themes emerging from TANGO’s most recent workshops regarding the upcoming Connecticut Legislative Session and 2020 federal and state elections.
This is an especially critical time for tax-exempt organizations throughout Connecticut. You are no doubt reflecting on how you can be involved in activities to advance and protect your mission and to advocate for the communities you serve. This presentation is designed to walk you through various legal considerations as you mobilize and prepare to launch your activities.
We will discuss the federal and state requirements relating to lobbying, advocacy, and election related activities and how to protect your organization’s tax-exempt status and goodwill as you embark on your journey.
Julia Boisvert – Associate Murtha Cullina LLP
Ed Spinella – Partner Murtha Cullina LLP