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The IRS should create bright line definitions for "political activity"


The Bright Lines Project offers bipartisan solutions to clarify acceptable activity by nonprofits

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July 31, 2014 - Press Release: Attacking Lobbyist Corruption at its Core
July 31, 2014 - Press Release: Groups Seek Summary Judgment Against FEC
July 30, 2014 - Press Release: We Need Fewer Pointless Hearings, More Solutions
June 25, 2014 - Report: A Rising Tide

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June 25, 2014 - A Rising Tide
Jan. 14, 2014 - Part 2: Beware of a Naive Perspective
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McCutcheon v. FEC

Tell the SEC: Force Disclosure


 McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission  could have profound implications for our democracy. Learn more about McCutcheon v. FEC.
 
The SEC is considering the public's request to require publicly traded companies to disclose political contributions. Tell the agency to finalize a rule this year. Take action. 
   

Lax Taxes

Super Connected


Industry has a massive resource advantage in fights over bills that would raise revenue and bring fairness to tax code. Read the report.
  Citizens United rests on the assumption that Super PAC spending is Independent from a candidate's campaign, but analysis shows many Super PACs are closely connected to campaign allies. Read the report.
   

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