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ONLINE: Nonpartisan Advocacy in Partisan Times

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The capitol building in Olympia, WA.

Event Details

Thursday, January 25, 2024
1:00PM- 2:30PM PT
Hosted by 501 Commons

Election years provide a great opportunity for public charities to highlight issues and interact with candidates and the voting public. However, public charities cannot support or oppose candidates, and must avoid the appearance or reality of electioneering and other partisan activity, particularly in public and social media communications. This webinar will highlight some common pitfalls and provide suggestions and tips for avoiding them.

Participants will learn:

  • How you can continue to advocate for your issues during election years.
  • How you can educate the public through candidate forums and questionnaires.
  • How you can respond to candidate statements.
  • How you can conduct nonpartisan voter registration and ensure get-out-the-vote efforts are conducted legally.
  • How you can safely support or oppose ballot measures without being partisan.
  • How staff and volunteers’ partisan activities in their personal time can be kept separate from their activities on behalf of the organization.

This event is a part of the Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy Initiatives.


About the Trainer

Quyen Tu is the Southern California Counsel for the Bolder Advocacy program at Alliance for Justice. She is a long-time active member of the American Bar Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and the Orange County Asian American Bar Association.


$20-$40 depending on organization size.

Register for Advocacy and Lobbying 101: Legal Tips for 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Advocates and Nonpartisan Advocacy in Partisan Times together and save $10-$20.

Registration for this event is through 501 Commons.

Nonprofit Association of Washington is proud to partner on this event hosted by 501 Commons.

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Please contact the organizer with questions about this event.

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