Friday, September 28, 2007

Holden and the JPCA Pay To Play (Badly)

According to New York State Board of Elections it appears that the JPCA has been making political contributions to local elected officials. What was even more shocking was that Holden even gave Gallagher a $600 check!

Now I'm no expert on civic associations, 501c organizations or tax exempt status stuff, but I don't believe a civic organization can contribute to a political campaign without losing their tax exempt status. Maybe, you can contribute but you have to contribute equally to all candidates? Is there anyone out there who can shed some light on this?

I wonder if the members of the Juniper Park Civic Association voted on these contributions. Either way, it looks like Bobby smells like a lobby!

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Anonymous said...

Great story. I saw that when I checked out the site THEY posted to see who gave to Gallagher and out poooped up the JPCA giving to Gallagher in 2006.

Wonder what the public or the city auditors will have to say to that....

Mr. Mojo Risin..

Anonymous said...

And the hypocrisy just keeps on coming folks!!!

There should be a full investigation into the JPCA's tax excempt status and the corporate officers need to be held accountable for their unaccountability to the membership and to the laws of the State of New York.

Anonymous said...

Not for profit tax exempts are allowed to donate to political campaigns. Do your homework next time.

Patrick Henry said...

Like we said, "Is there anyone out there who can shed some light on this?"

Please explain Anonymous..

Anonymous said...

I believe that not for profit tax exempts may be eligable to donate to some Political Campaigns but not to City Campaigns It is a violation! It is also a violation for this organization to spend the money without a vote of the membership! Since the JPCA never gives these reports they are in fact in violation and have been for years. Hope this helps Patrick!