- The IRS really doesn't like it when non-profits and charities that have asked for a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status get involved with issues and candidates.
- A commenter told us that the Retta campaign event at the Voice of the People building at 847 W Sunnyside was canceled immediately upon discovering that it had been advertised as sponsored by VoP, yet neighbors saw petitions being signed there and candidate Retta there.
- A Voice of the People employee told a commenter that VoP would never sponsor such an event and that the flyering was "an off-road adventure by an over-enthusiastic resident" and was not the work of the candidate or VoP.
- Candidate Retta works for Cook County Clerk's Office Election Department and presumably knows the rules pertaining to elections and non-profits very well.
- Voice of the People, as a 501(c)(3), presumably also knows the rules well and should be guarding its very valuable tax-exempt status, because it owns an awful lot of buildings that don't pay property taxes.
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