Blog: The Fine Print / posts by Amanda Adams*
Mar 29, 2006 by Amanda Adams*
In the Senate, they are currently dealing with a vote to set aside the Feingold amendment dealing with meals.
They called up a number of amendments - particulary one that nonprofits should be concerned with.
Today, the Senate brought up two amendments offered by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) that would severly chill nonprofit speech with the threat of jail time. These amendments most likely will be considered later today.read in full
Mar 14, 2006 by Amanda Adams*
Sen. Charles Grassley has accused the Red Cross of allowing a weak board to rule the organization, overstepping its Congressional mandate, and fostering a culture that cares more about good publicity than good deeds.
The Senate Finance Committee has Grassley's letter, as well as the Red Cross' response to Grassley's request for documents.read in full
Mar 7, 2006 by Amanda Adams*
We've spoken a lot in our statements about the importance of grassroots lobby disclosure. Ever get a robo-call? That is grassroots lobbying - a first amendment protected right, but something that should be disclosed nonetheless.
Here's a link to a Hill article that explains who is behind the robocalls.read in full
Oct 25, 2005 by Amanda Adams*
NONPROFIT GAG PROVISION TO REACH THE HOUSE FLOOR
Analyses Released Today at Resource Center
Help stop a stealth attack on advocacy! There will be an
attempt to insert an anti-advocacy provision into H.R. 1461, the
Housing Finance Reform Act on the House floor Oct 26. Act now to help
kill the provision!
Oct 18, 2005 by Amanda Adams*
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
For more information
Amrit Dhillon, National Low
Income Housing Coalition
(202) 662-1530 x222
firstname.lastname@example.org in full
Aug 3, 2005 by Amanda Adams*
Today, Americans United put out a press release criticsing TV Preacher Pat Robertson's recent televised prayers to God to make more vacancies on the Supreme Court. However uncomfortable this may make proponets of church/state seperation, IRS rules allow all 501(c)(3)s, including churches, to talk about issues and policy positions, whether they be "conservative" or "liberal".
According to Americans United, "[s]peaking on his nationally broadcast “700 Club” program Aug.read in full
May 16, 2005 by Amanda Adams*
On May 11 the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held a public oversight hearing on the PATRIOT Act to consider renewal of the law, including surveillance provisions that have been heavily criticized by civil liberties groups. Testimony from the American Civil Liberties Union detailed examples of abuse of these provisions. Dep. Attorney General James Comey, Jr. testified on the continuing need for these powers.read in full