See FEC Filing Required for Some 527 Organizations
Congress also imposed significant disclosure burdens enforced by stiff penalties on section 527 organizations
, thus mandating a cost to being described as a political organization.
This system is not only unwieldy to access, but also fails to account for political contributions made to 501(c)(4) and 527 organizations
and to third parties such as trade associations, for which no contribution limits exist and no company disclosure is legally required.
They may not set up Section 527 organizations
, which include political action committees (PACs).
as well as some insight into allowable political activities for other tax-exempt organizations.
Other issues, such as 527 organizations
and the Federal Election Commission, may also be addressed.
10) Soon after the Court's decision in McConnell, the FEC resurrected its Furgatch-like definition of "express advocacy" in the context of numerous enforcement actions against 501(c)(4) organizations and so-called 527 organizations
that had been active in the 2004 presidential election but that refused to comply with federal "political committee" requirements and restrictions.
by 527 organizations
and can uncover both donations and expenditures.
org and Swiftboat Veterans for Truth, but they may not know about the 527 organizations
in their communities and states that are dedicated to electing members of a political party or pushing an initiative or proposition.
Section 527 organizations
have long existed under federal law, but recently became a popular place for individuals, corporations, unions and other groups to donate large sums for a wide range of electioneering activity.
Many commentators think that public financing of elections, across-the-board elimination of cash spigots like the 527 organizations
, and other reforms would help, but the results are hardly guaranteed.
In fact, those volunteer efforts were substantial enough to cause the Kerry-Edwards campaign and Democratic-oriented 527 organizations
such as Moveon.