For Nonprofit Organizations, Advocacy, Lobbying, and Voter Registration Should Be the Norm — Not the Exception

In their efforts to uncover more deeply rooted causes of problems facing our community, nonprofits sometimes learn that there are existing laws, regulations, or public and corporate policies that hurt the people they serve. Nonprofits can then take action through advocacy and lobbying to change or eliminate such laws, regulations, and policies. And the law is very clear — such advocacy and lobbying are allowable activities for tax-exempt nonprofit organizations.

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