Donor Privacy

The Facts:

The constitution grants the right to privacy and free speech.

 

The Problem:

Without donor privacy, Iowans could face harassment from opponents of causes and charities they support.

 

The Solution:

Iowa’s legislators must act to preserve the privacy of donors to nonprofit organizations and clarify the rights granted under the First Amendment.

Iowans Need Donor Privacy Protection

Nobody wants their name on a government list. 

 

Individuals making charitable donations deserve to be able to do so privately. Some donors do not want to be bombarded with requests for donations. Others donate to causes that are not politically popular, and they deserve to do so without fear of harm to themselves or their families.

 

The First Amendment protects the freedom of association. The Supreme Court reaffirmed this right in 1958 with the NAACP v. Alabama case where the State of Alabama tried to suppress the civil rights movement by requesting NAACP member lists.

 

Iowa’s legislators must act to preserve the privacy of donors to nonprofit organizations and clarify the rights granted under the First Amendment.

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