Lobbying Under the Insubstantial Part Test



Lobbying, Public Charity Advocacy

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Many direct service providers and other nonprofit organizations that are new to advocacy often wonder if they can sign on to letters in support of, or opposition to, legislation or if they can take a position on a ballot measure. This fact sheet is designed to help those organizations that are new to advocacy feel confident that they can take positions on legislation and ballot measures. This fact sheet also provides an overview of the rules on lobbying under the insubstantial part test, which is used to measure how much lobbying a nonprofit can do if it has not yet made the 501(h) election.

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