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Your contribution to the League of Women Voters of Virginia Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) will be tax deductible. These funds support educational and voter service activities.
Your contribution to the League of Women Voters Virginia General Fund, a 501(c)(4) will not be tax deductible. These funds are used to support action priorities.
501(c)(3): A tax exempt, nonprofit organization devoted to charitable, educational, etc. purposes which has no limits on its advocacy* and that can engage in lobbying as long as the lobbying** activities do not consist of a “substantial part” of its overall activities (up to 20% of annual expenditures). These organizations cannot support or oppose political candidates or parties. Member dues and donations are tax deductible. (The League of Women Voters’ of Virginia “Ed Fund” is a 501(c)3.)
501(c)(4): A tax exempt, nonprofit organization that promotes social welfare and has no limits placed on its advocacy* and lobbying** activities. Member dues & donations are not tax deductible. (League of Women Voters of Virginia is a 501(c)4.)
*Advocacy: Pleading for or against causes and making policy recommendations. Advocacy is about
speaking out on issues, not bills or ballot measures. (EX: A community forum, letter to the editor, or
legislative office visit about the importance of redistricting reform as an idea are all examples of
**Lobbying: Lobbying can be direct (i.e., to a legislator or government staff) or grassroots (i.e., asking
members to take a specific action) and involves action on specific legislation or ballot measures. (EX:
Testimony at legislative meetings meant to sway a vote and/or action alerts asking members to contact
their legislators in support or opposition of a specific bill or to vote for or against ballot measure is
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