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First Amendment Rights: Good News from the IRS on Donor Privacy

In this era of increased harassment and persecution of people on the basis of political viewpoints and First Amendment expression, there’s actually good news to report.

In fact, that positive development comes from none other than the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which few people typically consider a font of good news.

Specifically, the IRS just announced a proposed rule to stop requiring nonprofit organizations to file what’s known as a Form 990 Schedule B, which exposes sensitive donor information not only to the federal government and potential rogues like former IRS official Lois Lerner, but also people who seek to access and use that information to target people on the basis of political belief.

As we at CFIF have long asserted, this welcome move will help protect the…[more]

September 12, 2019 • 11:07 am

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CFIF Applauds Announcement of Support for T-Mobile/Sprint Merger by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Brendan Carr Print
Monday, May 20 2019

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Today, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced his intention to recommend that the agency green-light the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger.  Commissioner Brendan Carr similarly announced his support for the transaction.  In response, Jeffrey Mazzella, President of the Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF), issued the following statement: 

"Today's announcement constitutes a significant step forward for U.S. telecommunications policy, and CFIF applauds the wisdom and leadership demonstrated by Chairman Pai and Commissioner Carr.  We at CFIF have consistently emphasized that the transaction would immediately and enormously benefit the American economy and consumers via faster 5G transition, rural broadband acceleration, more jobs, greater private investment in telecommunications, increased market competition, broader nationwide coverage, capacity improvements, performance improvements and lower prices.  We accordingly urge the FCC and Department of Justice to complete their respective reviews and approve the merger without delay."

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