Philanthropy

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    Supreme Court Decision in AFP v. Bonta Protects Americans’ Right to Free Expression

    For more than a decade, the state of California has been making non-profit organizations disclose the names of their donors as a condition for operating within the state. Kamala Harris started the practice when she was the Attorney General of California, and her successors have carried it on. Fortunately,…
    Jon Guze, July 2, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Dallas Woodhouse reports for Carolina Journal Online that a spike in state tax collections could open the door to historic tax relief. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains why government shouldn’t set prices. Leah Byers’ CJ Opinion exposes the left’s hypocrisy on the issue of donor privacy.
    Mitch Kokai, June 16, 2021
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    Wokeness and the Impact on Philanthropy

    Naomi Schaefer Riley and James Piereson write for National Review about one unusual side effect from the growing power of the woke. For people who are worried about whether a new woke ideology has taken over philanthropy, there is good news and bad news. The bad news is…
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2021
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    Democrats’ sordid history of forced donor disclosure

    It’s an incredibly ugly piece of history, yet, in H.R. 1, Democrats have revived the plan to take away the right to privately donate to nonprofits. But Locke’s Jon Guze hasn’t forgotten the history that dates back to the 1950s, history grounded in the work of the NAACP to…
    Donna Martinez, April 21, 2021
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    Philanthropy’s role in American division

    Elise Westhoff writes for National Review Online about the political left’s success in capturing control of charitable groups. For generations, American philanthropists have devoted their lives to empowering their fellow citizens. I chose philanthropy as a career because it gave me the opportunity to pass on the ideals…
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2021
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    The Right AOC on Point: Bill would protect your right to anonymous political speech and association

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” touts potential benefits of Senate Bill 636. It would protect your right to anonymous political speech and association. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill to protect nonprofit donors’ anonymity in North Carolina. Andy Taylor’s CJ Opinion explains how today’s British Conservatives offer useful lessons in governance to American Republicans.
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2021
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    Chinese dissidents fight donor disclosure

    Graham Piro of the Washington Free Beacon explains why opponents of the communist Chinese government are taking an argument to the U.S. Supreme Court. Chinese dissidents are urging the Supreme Court to strike down a California law aimed at cracking down on nonprofits and dark money groups, saying…
    Mitch Kokai, March 10, 2021