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Elections and 501(c)3 Organizations

All section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for elective public office. During an election, nonprofits can lobby, provide voter education, encourage voter registration and participation, and participate in issue advocacy if these are done in a nonpartisan way that does not interfere, or appear to interfere, with the election

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Lobbying Rules and 501(c)3 Organizations

501(c)3 organizations can lobby to positively affect legislative outcomes but they must follow IRS regulations as well as state and federal regulations dealing with lobbyist registrations and reporting.

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Planning a Site Visit with Your Legislator

A visit to a property conserved with a state grant may help a legislator better understand the impact of state conservation investments.

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