Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources (on this Cinco de Mayo) with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week.
Notable Events of the Week:
- The House passed the Republican Health Care Bill that would “roll back state-by-state expansions of Medicaid, which covered millions of low-income Americans” and, subject to states’ waiver rights, “would let insurers charge higher premiums for customers with pre-existing medical conditions” even though the vote “occurred before the Congressional Budget Office had released a new analysis of the revised bill with its cost and impact.” NY Times There was widespread opinion that many House Republicans who passed the GOP Health Care Bill have now risked losing their seats. See, e.g., Opinion: Every Republican who voted for this abomination must be held accountable (Washington Post).
- President Trump signed an executive order that “directs the IRS not to take “adverse action” against churches and other tax-exempt religious organizations participating in political activity that stops short of an endorsement of a candidate for office”, which seems more symbolic of his intent to weaken the law passed by Congress in 1954 (the Johnson Amendment) prohibiting 501(c)(3) organizations from engaging in political campaign intervention activities. CNN
- Congress passed a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill, avoiding a government shutdown through the end of the fiscal year ending September 30. CBS News
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Politico: What’s actually in the GOP health care bill http://politi.co/2qJM7HV
- John Lewis: Never have I seen legislative action [re: GOP health care bill] that reveals such clear disdain for the human dignity of the most vulnerable among us.
- ACLU National: We thought we’d have to sue Trump today. But it turned out the order signing was an elaborate photo-op with no discernible policy outcome. [Ed. This tweet is in reference to the executive order on religious freedom. See ACLU ]
- Philip Hackney: Will Synagogues Bicker More Now That Trump’s Urging Clergy To Talk Pol http://jd.fo/NOen via @jdforward
- Rob Reich: CA Attorney General @AGBecerra announces plan to scrutinize political nonprofits. Glad to see this. US News
- Nonprofit Quarterly: “The federal government is now prohibited from requiring federal contractors to disclose campaign contributions.” http://hubs.ly/H07nRj40
- NCRP: The role of the nonprofit sector in the Trump era
- Gene: Basic income just got a standing ovation at #TED2017 Business Insider – I watched @rcbregman‘s compelling case on #TEDCinema
- Gene: 3 Insights from Nonprofit Governance Conference on Impact Investing – Independent Sector
- B Corporation: Startups: Should you incorporate as a Public Benefit Corporation? VentureBeat