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Are you ready to make a meaningful difference in Washington State?
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Churches have a major role to play in addressing the cultural and moral issues of our day. The voice of the church matters. In times such as these when we see timeless values under attack all around us in our society, the need for the Church to be a strong voice for biblical truth is more critical than ever.
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Churches have a major role to play in addressing the cultural and moral issues of our day. The voice of the church matters. In times such as these when we see timeless values under attack all around us in our society, the need for the Church to be a strong voice for biblical truth is more critical than ever. These are great resources for learning what your legal parameters are for staying within the guidelines of your 501(c)3 status.

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Church Activity

Permissible?

Conduct nonpartisan voter registration

Yes

Conduct nonpartisan “get-out-the-vote” activities

Yes

Distribute nonpartisan voter guides

Yes

Distribute nonpartisan voting records

Yes

Support/oppose legislation

Yes

Support/oppose ballot initiative

Yes

Support/oppose political or judicial nominee

Yes

Support/oppose political candidates

No

Candidate speaks at church (not identified as candidate; campaign not mentioned)

Yes

Host forum for political candidates (all candidates invited)

Yes

Political fundraising

No

Sale/rent church list to candidate at market value (available to all candidates)

Yes

Provide link on church’s website to candidate’s campaign website

No

Contribute to political candidates

No

Contribute to political action committees (PACs)

No

Offer bulletin or newsletter ads at market rate

Yes

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Pastor Activities

Permissible?

Conduct nonpartisan voter registration

Yes

Distribute nonpartisan voter guides

Yes

Distribute nonpartisan voting records

Yes

Support/oppose legislation

Yes

Support/oppose ballot initiative

Yes

Support/oppose political or judicial nominee

Yes

As an individual, pastor endorses/opposes political candidate (no church resources/facilities used)

Yes

Pastor endorses/opposes political candidate from pulpit

No

As an individual, political fundraising (no church resources/facilities used)

Yes

As an individual, contribute to political candidates (no church resources/facilities used)

Yes

As an individual, contribute to political action committees (PACs) (no church resources/facilities used)

Yes

Conduct nonpartisan get out the vote measures

Yes

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