Re: Questions for candidates

On 2015-05-29 13:54, Richard Stallman wrote:
Does this not limit the ability of the FSF to campaign against US laws
> which attack software freedom somewhat?

In practice, the requirement is no difficulty at all.
We could legally spend up to 10% of our budget on lobbying.
Even if we did lobbying, we would never do that much of it.

However, what we actually do about these issues is not lobbying.
Rather, it is outreach to the public.  That 10% limit does not apply
to outreach to the public.

> > Also, we are not allowed to work for or against specific candidates
> > for office.

> I think you are correct about this. Am I right in assuming that only
> applies to political parties in the USA, then?

I don't know -- for that you should check with a lawyer.

As I recall the regs are silent as to whether the restriction on endorsing or opposing political candidates is limited to the US. I once found some IRS guidance that said that that it is applicable internationally too. I would definitely consult a lawyer before any United States c3 charity takes on any political activity.


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