Stop Congress from Undermining the Johnson Amendment!

Earlier this year, you helped us protect the Johnson Amendment from being repealed in the “tax reform” bill. But the fight isn’t over yet.

The Johnson Amendment is the federal law that prevents registered nonprofit organizations from endorsing candidates for political office. If the Johnson Amendment were overturned, dark money could flood from right-wing churches directly into our election system.

Right now, the House of Representatives is drafting spending bills for 2019. The religious right has inserted a provision that would make it all but impossible for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to enforce the Johnson Amendment on churches. We need you to help us fight back against this harmful legislation. Congress needs to know that their secular constituents will never allow the separation of church and state to be undermined.

To ensure that your voice is heard, we encourage you to call your representative right now and say, “I’m joining secular Americans across the country to tell Congress to keep dark money from the religious right out of our election system. A congressional spending bill must NOT include any provisions that would weaken or undermine the Johnson Amendment, which is a critical law that upholds our separation of church and state.”

All you need to do is call (202) 224-3121 with your zip code to be connected to your elected officials. If you aren’t able to call, you can complete our form to send your representative a written message.

Thank you for supporting the separation of church and state!



Jason Lemieux

Director of Government Affairs

Center for Inquiry

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