Tell the IRS: Revoke the Tax Exempt Status of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Tell the IRS: Revoke the Tax Exempt Status of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

    1. Petition by

      L K

      Beverly Hills, CA

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) want to take birth control coverage away from all women under the Affordable Care Act, according to National Organization for Women. (http://www.now.org/news/blogs/index.php/sayit/2012/02/14/five-big-facts-on-birth-control-not-nearly-enough-discussed-by-men-in-the-mainstream-media)

According to Laura Basset, "The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops may be one of the quietest, yet most powerful lobbies on Capitol Hill, with political allies that have enabled them to roll back decades of law and precedent...The National Organization for Women has called for the bishops conference to lose its tax-exempt status over its lobbying activities." (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/01/the-men-behind-the-war-on_n_1069406.html)

Let the government know that you don't approve of the USCCB's lobbying activities. If they want to lobby against abortion and women's health and reproductive rights, they can pay taxes.

 

If after reading the above information, you believe the USCCB has violated the law, fill out a Department of the Treasury—Internal Revenue Service Form 13909, available as a regular pdf to print and fill out by hand, or as a pdf form version, which allows you to fill out the form on your computer and then print.
Send the completed form by one of the following methods:

Mail:
 
IRS EO Classification
 
Mail Code 4910DAL, 1100 Commerce Street 
Dallas TX 75242-1198

 

Fax:
 
214-413-5415

 

E-Mail:  
eoclass@irs.gov

To complain to the IRS about its tax regulations permitting churches to politick over referenda, write to:

Douglas Shulman
Commissioner of Internal Revenue
10th St & Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004

(Find out more here: http://ffrf.org/faq/state-church/churches-and-political-lobbying-activities1/

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    • Mary Moloney ROCHESTER, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Revoke the Tax Exempt Status of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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    • gloroia cohen CHARLESTON, SC
      • over 2 years ago

      The Catholic Church is a very real political power.

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    • Rita Villarreal PIPOUGHKEEPSIE, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      they're a political lobby

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    • Jean Tinley LONE TREE, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      I am revolted by the Bishops' blatant politicizing, strong-arming, and interference with legislation. The Church needs to be taxed.

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    • Kimberly Frederick HOUSTON, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      ALL churches, not just the catholic church need to be taxed if they preach politics from the pulpit. Period.

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