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September 21, 2018

Left-Wing Groups Like The Women's March May Have Violated the IRS' Rules for Non-Profits By Essentially Paying People to Break the Law

They paid people's costs for arrests and fines for disrupting the Kavanaugh hearing -- which is against IRS rules.

Don't worry, though; the #Resistance will make sure they pay no price.

Left-wing nonprofit groups that orchestrated disruptions during Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings likely violated IRS rules, which can result in their loss of tax-exempt status, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

TheDCNF listened in on a conference call Monday where organizers for three groups behind the protests called on activists to continue their "civil disobedience" as part of their efforts to "shut down" Monday's upcoming confirmation proceedings.

These activist organizations -- which include Women's March, the Center for Popular Democracy and Housing Works -- provided cash for the post-and-forfeits [fines in lieu of jail time for misdemeanors] to protesters who didn't show up with their own money before they faced arrest for their conduct, CPD Action national field organizer Darius Gordon and Housing Works national advocacy coordinator Paul Davis both said on Monday's call.

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"If you do not have access to your cash we will certainly be able to arrange to get it to you before the action," Davis said, noting that they had done so at previous anti-Kavanaugh protests.
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Wong told CNN her group raised more than six figures in the first two days of Kavanaugh's hearings, funds that were used to provide travel, accommodation, legal training and bail for its members who engaged in illegal activity.

But organizing such conduct isn't allowed under IRS rules and is "incompatible with charity and social welfare," according to IRS rules. Ruling 75-384 "holds that an organization... that planned and sponsored protest demonstrations at which members were urged to commit acts of civil disobedience did not qualify for IRC 501(c)(3) or (4) exemption," the IRS states in a document detailing activities that would bar organizations from tax exemption.


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