The American tax code grants houses of worship and other nonprofits special tax-free status specifically because they work for the common good. The Johnson Amendment, which has been in the tax code for more than 60 years, protects the integrity of these tax-exempt organizations by ensuring they do not endorse or oppose political candidates.
1. Learn more about the Johnson Amendment and the ongoing attempt to weaken it by making it nearly impossible for the Internal Revenue Service to enforce it.
2. Contact your members of Congress and discourage them from weakening it.
3. Join a delegation in visiting the local office(s) of your representative(s). The Central Savannah River Area Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State is attempting to meet with staffers at the local offices of the representatives of GA-12 (Rick Allen, Augusta), GA-10 (Jody Hice, Thomson), SC-2 (Joe Wilson, Aiken) and GA-2 (Sanford Bishop, Macon). If you would consider being part of a delegation, call or text Ayman Fadel at (706) 284-3002.
Please distribute the electronic versions of the flyers, and, if you know of a good place to hang a flyer, download and print.
The Central Savannah River Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State is proud to support the CSRA March for Science in Augusta, Georgia, Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 3 pm. Gather at 1 11th St.
On Sunday, February 19, at 3 pm, at the Augusta-Richmond County Headquarters Library, Meeting Room A, we are screening the hour-long documentary “In God We Teach.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson: “A clean and honest bit of documentary work. Rare in these times. Congratulations.”
“In God We Teach” tells the story of a high school student who secretly recorded his history teacher in class, and accused him of proselytizing for Jesus. The teacher, in danger of losing his job strenuously denied it. The specifics of the controversy lead directly to the church & state arguments that are in the news. With Stephen Colbert, Alan Dershowitz, Neil deGrasse Tyson and others.
General body meeting of CSRA Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State follows.
The film and meeting are free, open to the public and wheelchair-accessible.