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National Taxpayers Union

The National Taxpayers Union and the National Taxpayers Union Foundation are nonpartisan organizations founded in the 1970s to promote lower taxes and smaller government at all levels.  NTU is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit that advocates for comprehensive tax reform, a Balanced Budget Amendment, a Tax Limitation Amendment, and to keep congressional spending in check.  NTU’s guiding principle has always been, “This is your money and the government should return it to you.”  NTUF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides timely and original information on public policy issues, including tax reform, economic growth, Congressional budget tracking, interest group analysis and entitlement reform.  NTUF is also well-known on the international scene as an advisor to numerous citizen groups and think tanks across the globe.  Based in Alexandria, Va., NTU/NTUF has a staff of about two dozen.  NTU publishes an analysis of state ballot issues each election cycle.  While it prepared comments for Florida, the final version will not be able to include ballot issues in Florida because of the state’s electioneering communications law.  NTU often receives anonymous donations, and having to comply with Florida’s law means that it would be unable to accept those donations.

  • October 8, 2008    |   First Amendment

    Florida Political Speech

    Taking on Florida’s Political Speech Police: Challenging Campaign Finance Laws That Create a Statewide “No Speech Zone”

    In May of 2009, the Institute for Justice secured a federal court decision striking down Florida’s so-called “electioneering communications” law.  That law made it illegal for any group to merely mention a candidate or ballot issue, let alone express an opinion, without registering with the state as an “electioneering communications organization.”  Once registered, groups had…

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