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Nonpartisanship

To be a nonpartisan organization means to be free of political partisanship, not to be affiliated with or biased toward a particular political party.  As a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code, Citizens Project is “prohibited from participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) a candidate for public office.”  This expressly includes making contributions to political campaigns or public statements made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.  Citizens Project’s voter education efforts or voter registration efforts are expressly permitted, provided they do not have evidence of bias or favoring one candidate or party over another. Nonpartisanship does not mean having no opinion on issues.  Citizens Project proudly advocates for certain values—equity, inclusion, and justice—and takes positions on contemporary political issues that touch on those values, provided that advocacy on an issue does not involve bias for or against a particular political candidate or campaign.