501(c)(3) Civil Air Patrol Excessive Legislative Lobbying

CAP Col Rose Hunt & Senator Terry MoultonCAP Col Rose Hunt & Senator Terry Moulton

By The Dunn County News

[Editor’s Note: According to the Internal Revenue Code, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporations are only allowed to lobby Congress 20% of the year.   501(c)(3) organizations are limited in the amount of lobbying in which they may engage and are prohibited from engaging in political campaign activity. Federal tax law permits lobbying by 501(c)(3) organizations, as long as lobbying is not a “substantial part” of an organization’s total activities.  The CAP Congressional/Legislative Squadrons are year-round operational units made up of members of Congress, their staff, Legislative and Executive Branch officials and aviation professionals.]

The Eau Claire Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol has welcomed two new Legislative members to the Wisconsin Legislative Squadron. The awards were presented by the Wisconsin Wing Commander Col Rose Hunt, a Chippewa Falls native and business owner in the Chippewa Valley.

The squadron has presented Senator Terry Moulton [R] on Oct 13, and Senator Sheila Harsdorf [R] on Sept 22, with their Wisconsin Legislative Squadron Membership awards.

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