Turning Point USA Blurs the Line Between Charity and Pro-Trump Political Group - 2019-10-07

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F0.png Turning Point USA Blurs the Line Between Charity and Pro-Trump Political Group October 7, 2019, Alex Kotch, Sludge

The Internal Revenue Service's guidelines for 501(c)(3) nonprofits are quite explicit about what's off limits for nonprofit officers.

"For their organizations to remain tax exempt under section 501(c)(3), leaders cannot make partisan comments in official organization publications or at official functions of the organization."

Charlie Kirk, president of the far-right student organization Turning Point USA (TPUSA), appears to be pushing the boundaries of his organization's charitable nonprofit status at official events. Onstage at the recent Black Leadership Summit, a TPUSA-sponsored conference that took place from Oct. 3 to Oct. 5, Kirk and former TPUSA communications director Candace Owens attacked multiple Democratic presidential candidates at length, including Joe Biden, Beto O'Rourke, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

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{{cite news | first = Alex | last = Kotch | title = Turning Point USA Blurs the Line Between Charity and Pro-Trump Political Group | url = https://readsludge.com/2019/10/07/turning-point-usa-blurs-the-line-between-charity-and-pro-trump-political-group/ | work = Sludge | date = October 7, 2019 | accessdate = December 1, 2019 }}