Tester-Wyden bill would result in donor intimidation

Dec. 11, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following stating blasting S.J. Res. 64:

“The effect of the landmark NAACP v. Alabama was to protect organization members and donors from threats of political violence. The Treasury Department guidance rescinding the requirement that 501(c)(4) members’ names be submitted to the IRS protects their First Amendment rights and meets the full intent of that Supreme Court case. A vote for the Tester-Wyden bill S.J. Res. 64 is vote for donor intimidation, and is inconsistent with the basic right to free speech. We praise the Treasury Department for ending the temptation of illegally leaking information in the wake of the recent IRS politicization scandals. It is unconscionable for any senator to even contemplate rolling back this important regulatory change that affirms NAACP v. Alabama.”

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