[Cdn-DMCA] A new organization?
russell at flora.ca
Thu Apr 4 04:59:25 EST 2002
On Wed, 3 Apr 2002, Kristofer Coward wrote:
> Suggestion retracted - I was basing any value of the EFC name on the
> implicit affiliation with EFF that the name carries (not to mention the
> historical affiliation with EFF). Given that the current EFC seem to
> have dragged its name through the mud, a coup may not be in our best
> interests (though if it requires sufficiently small effort, it might
> not hurt).
I think it is still worth pursuing and finding out what is possible.
Who wants to take the lead on this? I'll be contacting some of the EFF
folks that I was in contact with when the EFF submission was being
> I just had another realisation - EFC is probably also pretty useless
> due to the legislated limits on political activity by charitiable
> groups. They're probably sufficiently mired in corporate tax paperwork
> that they couldn't accomplish anything even if they did have a lawyer
> or 2 on hand.
This is currently being challenged in courts I believe, although I don't
have links handy on that. You cannot spend more than 10% of your budgets
on what the government calls "advocacy". Other charities have also been
able to have a separately-budgeted advocacy branch and not run into any
If we wish to do this type of thing, we can look into it in more detail.
One of my past clients is Planned Parenthood and they are both a Charity
and do advocacy/education (which is which depends on what you feel about
their message) domestically and abroad.
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