Political Action

Here is some initial guidance on what kinds of activities can be church supported. The UUA has a campaign called UU the Vote for the 2020 presidential elections.  Especially helpful in determining what is allowable under our nonprofit status is the section called Know the Rules on the Resources page linked on the website. 

Know the Rules:

UU congregations have non-profit tax exempt status under IRS 501©3 Rules. Advocacy, voter engagement, and political activism are all permissible but endorsement of candidates is not. Congregations can work with other 501©3 groups and 501©4 groups on joint advocacy efforts and non-partisan voter engagement. See: