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"Is My Donation Tax-Deductible?" Understanding Move to Amend's Funding Structure

Together, two separate entities called Move to Amend and Democracy Unlimited do the work to carry out our mission of ending corporate rule and building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests.

Although the work of the two organizations overlaps, some activities are done by one group and not the other. The primary distinction is with respect to lobbying activity. Move to Amend, an IRS 501(c)(4) entity, lobbies to advance Move to Amend's We the People Amendment.

Democracy Unlimited is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization. Accordingly, its ability to engage in lobbying is limited by federal law, but it may receive donations that are tax-deductible by the contributor. Democracy Unlimited administers the "Move to Amend Education Fund" to carry out most of the education activities related to building democracy and ending corporate rule.

You may make a contribution to Move to Amend, the Move to Amend Education Fund administered by Democracy Unlimited, or both. Only gifts to Democracy Unlimited are tax-deductible. Individuals who want to support Move to Amend's lobbying and legislative activities should make a contribution to Move to Amend, which will not be tax deductible.

 

WHY ARE MY DONATIONS SHOWING UP ON MY CREDIT CARD STATEMENT AS "DEMOCRACY UNLIMITED"?

If you set up your recurring donation to Move to Amend before December 11, 2014:

Previously, Move to Amend was a project of Democracy Unlimited, but in December 2014, Move to Amend was formed as a separate and independent 501(c)4 organization, and the Democracy Unlimited project formerly known as Move to Amend became the Move to Amend Education Fund. Thus, recurring donors who started their donation subscription before the reorganization remain donors of the Democracy Unlimited project formerly known as Move to Amend. See "Is My Donation Tax-Deductible" above.

If you set up your recurring donation on or after December 11, 2014:

Since that time, all donors who have opted for their recurring donations to be tax-deductible were signed up to donate to the Move to Amend Education Fund, which is a project of Democracy Unlimited, a 501(c)3 organization. See "Is My Donation Tax-Deductible" above.

Who gives to Move To Amend?

We are proud to be grassroots-funded. More than 85% of Move to Amend’s budget comes from people like you who give anywhere from $5 to $20,000.

Our supporters are ordinary folks—and they’re all over the country, across political spectra. We're more than 430,000 supporters strong working for an amendment supported by 80% of Americans. Our average donation is $40… we’re proud to say this is what a mass movement looks like!

If you'd like more information about our budget and our income sources, check out our "How Does Move to Amend Use My Donations?" page that we created to provide transparency to our supporters.

DONATION DIFFICULTIES:

If you are having problems with our online donation system, you may:

  • Use our Alternate Donate Page (to make recurring or one-time donations), OR
  • Use one of our other donation options, OR
  • Email us about the problem at donations [at] movetoamend.org. We're interested in knowing more about what happened. Please email a description of the issues you experienced to donations [at] movetoamend.org. Please send it from the same email address that you entered on the donation form so we can find your transaction in our system. If possible, also copy and paste into your email the URL (web address) of any pages that contain error messages, as well as the text of the error message itself, OR
  • Call our Financial Administrator, Paul, at (707) 616-0501. (Paul works part-time, so he's not always reachable by phone, but he checks email and voicemail frequently throughout the week).

We appreciate your patience with any problems you may be experiencing. We do not have web developers or IT experts on staff, but are very conscientious about digital security standards and are very interested in having as universally-functional a website as possible. While our online donation system is highly secure, and while it functions flawlessly most of the time for most people, some do still encounter technical problems - especially those using older browsers and/or older operating systems. However, we do take all technical issues seriously and endeavor to resolve every issue as best as possible.

DONATION QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS:

If you have comments about our donation system or have questions about how to donate, how your donations are used, about our nonprofit status, or how we are organized, please contact Paul, our Financial Administrator, at donations [at] movetoamend.org or (707) 616-0501 (Paul works part-time, so he's not always reachable by phone, but he checks email and voicemail frequently throughout the week).

RECURRING DONATION CHANGES:

  • ONLINE: To cancel or make changes to your Move to Amend recurring donation online, please click here.

  • BY MAIL: To make changes by mail, print this form, fill it out, and mail it back to us (please be sure to check the box near the top indicating that you're changing an existing subscription)

  • BY PHONE: Contact Paul, our Financial Administrator, at (707) 616-0501. (Paul works part-time, so he's not always reachable by phone, but he checks voicemail frequently throughout the week).

If you set up a recurring donation to Move to Amend before December 11, 2014, please note that your donations continue to be tax-deductible and support the Move to Amend Education Fund.

DONATION OPTIONS:

Select what you want to do by clicking one of the following options, or scrolling down:

DONATE ONLINE

Move to Amend Donations (not tax-deductible):

Move to Amend Education Fund Donations (tax-deductible), via Democracy Unlimited:

DONATE BY MAIL

Move to Amend Donations (not tax-deductible):

  • Mail a donation by check: Make check payable to "Move to Amend" and mail to our address below (no need to enclose a donation form).
  • Credit Card By Mail: Donate by credit card (one-time or recurring) by printing out this form, filling it out completely, and mailing it to us (pdf version of form).
  • eCheck by Mail: Set up a recurring donation that automatically charges your checking or savings account as electronic check transactions by printing out this form, filling it out completely, and mailing it to us (pdf version of form).

Move to Amend Education Fund Donations (tax-deductible):

  • Mail a donation by check: Make check payable to "Move to Amend Education Fund" and mail to our address below (no need to enclose a donation form).
  • Credit Card By Mail: Donate by credit card (one-time or recurring) by printing out this form, filling it out completely, and mailing it to us (pdf version of form).
  • eCheck by Mail: Set up a recurring donation that automatically charges your checking or savings account as electronic check transactions by printing out this form, filling it out completely, and mailing it to us (pdf version of form).

Please mail your check or donation form to:

Move to Amend
P.O. Box 188617
Sacramento, California 95818

NOTE: Our address changed in March, 2016. Please remove our old Eureka, CA address from your records and use the new Sacramento address above.

SUPPORT THE MOVEMENT TO AMEND WHEN YOU SHOP ON AMAZON.COM

Do you make purchases on Amazon? When you select Democracy Unlimited as your Amazon Smile charity, 0.5% of the price of all eligible items you purchase on Amazon automatically goes to the Move to Amend Education Fund, our 501(c)3 partner.

To get started, just go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/68-0394751. There, you'll be asked to confirm if you want to support Democracy Unlimited Of Humboldt County (which is the fiscal sponsor of the Move to Amend Education Fund). Once you confirm, Amazon Smile will remember any time you log on to https://smile.amazon.com that your selected charity is Democracy Unlimited.

From then on, instead of using amazon.com, just use https://smile.amazon.com. It won't work if you go to amazon.com, so be sure to BOOKMARK https://smile.amazon.com!

Shopping on Amazon Smile looks and feels virtually the same as amazon.com, with all the same products and services at the same prices, except you also get the satisfaction of supporting the Education Fund.

All proceeds received by Democracy Unlimited through Amazon Smile go to its project the Move to Amend Education Fund, our 501(c)3 partner.

Note: Move to Amend and Democracy Unlimited do not endorse Amazon.com (or any business). However, if you shop there anyway, why not share the love with the movement to amend? 

EMPLOYER MATCHING FUNDS

For information on whether you can support us via your company's Employer Matching Fund, click here.

STOCKS, BONDS OR MUTUAL FUND GIFTS

For information on donating stock, bond or mutual fund shares, please click here.

CUSTOMIZED RECURRING DONATION

If you would like to make a quarterly donation, make a recurring donation in an amount not offered on our main donate pages, or if our main donate pages don't work for you, click here for an alternate Move to Amend donate page. This secure form can be used to make a recurring donation or a one-time donation. (For tax-deductible customized recurring donations, click here).

DONOR PRIVACY POLICY

This policy can be found here.

SECURITY OF YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION

You can donate online to Move to Amend with confidence. Our site does not save or store your credit card data, but securely transmits it using SSL encryption to our transaction processing partner, Authorize.Net.

The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway manages the complex routing of sensitive donor information through credit card processing networks. See an online payments diagram to see how it works.

The company adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:

  • 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.
  • Industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information.
  • Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

For additional information regarding the privacy of your sensitive cardholder data, please read the Authorize.Net Privacy Policy.

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If you have additional questions, please contact our Financial Administrator, Paul, by email at donations [at] movetoamend.org, or by phone at (707) 616-0501. (Paul works part-time, so he's not always reachable by phone, but he checks email and voicemail frequently throughout the week).