Condemning The Internal Revenue Service's Discriminatory Targeting Of Political Groups

 

Resolution 13-07.15

 

WHEREAS, the federal government and the Internal Revenue Service are expected to conduct business in a way that is worthy of the public's trust and to apply the law in a fair and impartial manner; and

WHEREAS, Democrats believe in freedom of speech and the right of political groups to organize, regardless of political creed and without obstruction or discrimination by our government, its agencies or its personnel;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party condemns any political targeting by the Internal Revenue Service's personnel that may have led to discrimination and excessive scrutiny of politically active groups applying for tax-exempt status; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party calls for reforms that will create standardized criteria and streamlined processing for non-profits applying for tax-exempt status.

 

Author: John Burton, Chair, California Democratic Party

 

 

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2013 Executive Board Meeting
Hilton Hotel, Costa Mesa
July 21, 2013

 

 

 

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