Alliance for Justice has responded to a blatant attack on the Serve America Act by issuing this action alert today. Senator Jim DeMint introduced an amendment to the Serve America Act that would prohibit individuals and organizations that participate in National Service programs from engaging in activities that are protected under the First Amendment, including lobbying and advocacy. Alliance for Justice noted that DeMint's proposed amendment would establish an unnecessary and unconstitutional choice for nonprofit organizations seeking assistance through national service programs.
Nonprofits play a vital, constitutionally protected role in providing a voice for those in need. They should not have to choose between getting much-needed volunteers and funds, and advocating for policies to solve America’s problems.
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