Commonwealth Policy Center

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case that could put some non-profits and the anonymity of large donors in jeopardy. At issue is a California law that requires tax-exempt charities to disclose the names of their largest donors to the state. In an age of cancel culture, this requirement places a great burden on large donors as they are faced with the possibility of having their names revealed for donating to conservative causes. California’s law violates the First Amendment rights of their citizens to associate freely with organizations of their own choosing without government approval. The bottom line is that donors to nonprofits shouldn’t fear  harassment from political opponents. Should the U.S. Supreme Court strike down California’s requirement, it will shore up First Amendment freedoms for all Americans.