Protecting the Johnson Amendment
Religious and nonprofit groups are united against any calls to repeal or change the so-called “Johnson Amendment,” which has become shorthand for a part of the tax law that applies to all 501(c)(3) organizations. The law protects houses of worship and other nonprofit organizations from political pressure and additional dangers that come with endorsing and opposing candidates.
This page has information on how people of faith and the nonprofit community are working to keep the Johnson Amendment, and how you can join them.
Resources on the Johnson Amendment
Podcast: Pastor Stephen Cook discusses his support for the Johnson Amendment and how it protects houses of worship. Released June 19, 2018.
Join them by signing the letter at Faith-Voices.org
Hear from them at BJConline.org/Faith-Voices.
Read their letter and learn more:
Contact Jennifer Hawks if your organization wants to join the letter.
Podcast: BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler and Tim Delaney, President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, discuss the Johnson Amendment. Released: Feb. 27, 2018.
Read their letter and join them at GiveVoice.org
This 2-sided printable document offers simple points as to why people of faith overwhelmingly want to keep the Johnson Amendment.