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Reducing the financial influence of special interest groups

Postby Hairyloon » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:58 pm

Donald Trump took steps last week to outmaneuver nonprofit organizations, leaving them unable to officially campaign against him over the next few years of his Presidency.
Filed on January 20th, 2017, the letter states that, while not an official announcement for reelection, Donald Trump has filed an FEC Form 2 in order to “ensure compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act.” This is an unprecedented, although legal, move for the President to make. Barack Obama did not file for his 2012 re-election bid until April 2011.
Having filed (even if not formally announcing a bid) as a candidate, Trump will be able to coordinate with PACs and other similar organizations.

More importantly, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations would no longer be able to engage in “political speech” which could theoretically affect the results of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election without running the risk of losing their nonprofit status.


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Postby dls » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:56 pm

In otehr words he has just announced his candidature to be re-elected. it seems rather underhand.
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