The co-founder Black Lives Matter Global Network appeared on CNN, where she gave her two-cents about the 2020 election.
The problem with that is that ‘501 C3 organizations” are not allowed to engage in campaign activity.
Patrisse Cullors, appearing on CNN in her “official capacity” as the co-founder of “Black Lives Matter Global Network” on June 19, told CNN, “our goal is to get Trump out.”
She went on to say, “Trump not only needs to not be in office in November but he should resign now. Trump needs to be out of office. He is not fit for office.”
She is not supposed to be representing a “political organization,” yet here she is being over-the-top political on a political news show that, by the way, hates President Trump.
According to the IRS, a 501(c)(3) organization “may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.”
The prohibition includes “public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.” Organizations that violate this policy may lose their tax-exempt status.
The donation page for BLM is linked with ActBlue Charities, the 501(c)(3) wing of the Democratic political action committee ActBlue.
The BLM Global Network is not individually registered as a 501(c)(3), but instead operates through a fiscal sponsorship agreement with the nonprofit organization Thousand Currents. Fiscal sponsorships allow the sponsoring organization to accept and direct donations on behalf of the sponsored group. But an organization sponsored by a 501(c)(3) is still required to comply with the regulations governing nonprofits, and is still prohibited from making partisan political statements.
Cleta Mitchell, an expert on campaign finance regulation and tax laws governing charitable organizations such as BLM, told The Federalist that partisan political activity by tax-exempt 501(c)(3) groups is “completely prohibited” by federal tax law.
BLM “must comply with all the rules that govern 501(c)(3) organizations,” Mitchell said.
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President "Trump not only needs to not be in office in November but he should resign now," says co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Patrisse Cullors. "Trump needs to be out of office. He is not fit for office." pic.twitter.com/T6mLZ11cEv
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Black Lives Matter is fast-becoming a Marxist SuperPac for the Democrat Party.
Where is all the money going that they’re raising, and why aren’t Republicans opening an investigation into this ASAP?
This piece was written by Missy Crane on June 27, 2020. It originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.
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