COMPLAINT FOR VIOLATION OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND PUBLIC DISCLOSURE ACT SUBMITTED BY COMMON CAUSE MINNESOTA

Minnesota Family Council
Common Cause Minnesota ("Common Cause") is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the way state government operates. Common Cause believes that complete and full disclosure as allowed under the Constitution is essential to ensure a fair, open, and transparent public debate on the proposed Constitutional Amendment to ban sameAmendment"). On the critical importance of disclosure sex marriage in Minnesota ("Marriage Federal Courts interpreting messages."

and transparency in any election, Common Cause, the United States Supreme Court, and Minnesota's disclosure laws agree: "transparency enables the electorate to make informed decisions and give proper weight to different speakers and

Minn. Citizens Concerned for Life, Inc. v. Swanson, 741 F. Supp. 2d 1115, 1129 (D. Minn. 2010) (citing Citizens United v. FEC, 130 S. Ct. 876, 916 (2010)), aff'd, 640 F.3d 304 (8th

Cir. 2011) (upholding Minnesota's disclosure, reporting and recordkeeping laws applicable to corporate independent expenditures). Common Cause files this complaint against the Minnesota Family Council ("MFC") for violating Minn. Stat. §§ 10A.14 and 10A.20. Upon information promoting the Marriage Amendment requirements as a "political committee" and belief, MFC has a "major purpose" of and is therefore subject to reporting and disclosure under Chapter lOA. If MFC is a political committee and by not complying with campaign reporting and

and publicly available facts demonstrate that it is - then MFC has violated Minnesota law by failing to register as a political committee, disclosure requirement that apply to political committees.

For many months, MFC has expressed disagreement with Minnesota's disclosure laws and the Board's efforts to implement those laws in the context of ballot question campaigns. But disagreement is no excuse for noncompliance. disclose information that. Relevant Documents Attached to This Complaint 1. 2. Attachment Attachment A - MFC Form-990 filed for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. B - Report of Receipts and Expenditures filed by the Minnesota Family about its contributors. The Legislature authorized the Board to investigate and hold MFC accountable for failing to register as a political committee and Good public policy requires the Board to do exactly

Council Protection Fund ("MFC Political Fund") on January 31, 2012, as amended on February 1, 2012, which was obtained from the Board's website. This report includes

the 2011 Disclosure Statement for Corporations and other Unregistered Associations Contributed to Independent Expenditure Committees and Funds prepared by MFC. 3. Attachment C - Star Tribune guest commentary from John Heimberger (Oct. 13,2011),

chairman and treasurer of MFM, and treasurer of both MFC and the MFC Political Fund. 4. Attachment D - MFC blog post (Oct. 26, 2011). Factual Background 1. MFC's 2011 expenditures in connection with the Marriage Amendment expenditures in all of the 2009-2010 fiscal year. dwarf its total

MFC is a tax exempt, nonprofit corporation registered as a political committee.

organized under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal

Revenue Code. MFC registered the MFC Political Fund with the Board, but MFC itself is not

On May 15, 2011, MFC filed its Form-990 with the Internal Revenue Service, reporting its receipts and expenditures for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2009 and ending September 30, 2010 (the "MFC-990"). 1.2 On January 31 and February 2, 2011, the MFC Political Fund filed a Report and an Amended Report of Receipts and Expenditures for Ballot Question Committees and Funds for 2011 (collectively, the "MFC Report"). See Attachment B. Because the Marriage Amendment was on slightly not placed on the ballot until late May 2011, the MFC Report provides information the MFC Report indicates that MFC: • • • Loaned $134,570.60 to the MFC Political Fund (Attachment Bat 3); and See Attachment A.1 The MFC-990 indicates that MFC had gross receipts of $219,973 and total expenditures of $126,523 during the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Id. at

more than seven months of activity during the 2011 calendar year. During those seven months,

Contributed $212.423.45 to the MFC Political Fund (ld. at 9). TOTAL: $346,994.05

Above all else, the MFC Report demonstrates that MFC's expenditures skyrocketed in 2011. In fact, MFC's total expenditures in connection with the Marriage Amendment during the last

1This is the most recently available Form-990 filed by MFC.
2

MFC's total expenditures during the 2009-2010 fiscal year ($126,523) were approximately

$30,000 less than its total expenditures during the prior fiscal year ($159,184). Id.

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seven months of 2011 ($346,994.05 in loans and contributions total receipts during that fiscal year ($219,973). 2.

to MFM) are approximately

2.75

times its total expenditures in the 2009-2010 fiscal year ($126,523), and more than 1.5 times its

MFC is well aware of the registration and reporting requirements that apply to political committees and funds and has opposed the Board's efforts to enforce disclosure laws.

MFC has been a vocal opponent of Minnesota's ballot question disclosure laws and the Board's recent guidance in this area. In connection with the Board's summer and fall meetings, for example, MFC or its representatives October 2011 guest commentary pro-Marriage repeatedly objected and spoke out against Board efforts to and original source disclosure. In an enforce Minnesota laws that require individual contributor

published in the Star Tribune, Mr. Heimberger, who acts as

the treasurer of both MFC and the MFC Political Fund, expressed the continuing disdain he and Amendment supporters have for Minnesota's disclosure rules. See Attachment C. Similarly, in a blog post available on its website, MFC has gone so far as to state that "[vloters .. . have no more right to know who is financially backing speech about the [Marriage Amendment] than they have a right to know which way anyone will vote on it." Attachment D.
VIOLATIONS OF MINNESOTA LAW

The Board is the agency responsible for enforcing Chapter lOA and for investigating instances of suspected noncompliance. committee The determination of whether an association is a political requires a case-by-case analysis that can be made through the Board's investigatory

process. Board A.O. 405 at 5 (June 2, 2009). Because MFC's financial reports and disclosures establish a prima facie case that MFC's "major purpose" is to promote the Marriage Amendment, the Board should investigate MFC and determine whether MFC is legally obligated To the extent MFC denies political committee particularly given the objective evidence of its financial during the last seven months of 2011. to register and report as a political committee. status, its denials are not controlling, support for the Marriage Amendment

Indeed, as noted above, MFC recently reported to the Board that it spent $346,994.05 in support of the Marriage Amendment donations to MFM. This amount-spent during the last seven months of 2011, through loans and in just seven months-is nearly 2.75 times MFM's

total spending in the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Surely, an organization that spends an amount to influence a ballot question in seven months that nearly triples the total amount spent on all of its activities in the prior year has a "major purpose" of promoting the ballot question. In other words, MFC's own filings demonstrate that it now has a major purpose of influencing the Marriage Amendment election, which makes MFC a ballot question committee and subjects MFC to registration under Minn. Stat. § 10A.14 and reporting requirements under Minn. Stat. §

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10A.20. Board A.O. 405 at 6-7. At the very least, MFC's dramatic increase in spending in connection with a singular issue suggests that MFC is explicitly soliciting contributions in support of the Marriage Amendment. It is difficult to believe that MFC could have raised sufficient funds to support a near three-fold increase in spending in any other way. MFC's lack of donor disclosure suggests it has not appropriately disclosed the identity of its contributors, and the only way to find out the original source(s) of its newfound support is through a Board investigation. The particular violations of law the Board should investigate are as follows: 1. Failing to Register as a Political Committee. and belief, MFC is a political committee and has failed to file register with the

Upon information

Board as required under Minnesota law. A political committee is any association whose "major purpose is to ... promote or defeat a

ballot question."

Minn. Stat. § lOA.01, subd. 27. Minnesota law requires the treasurer of a

political committee to: register with the [B]oard by filing a statement of organization no later than 14 days after the committee ... has made a contribution, received contributions, or made expenditures in excess of $100, or by the end of the next business day after it has received a loan or contribution that must be reported under [Minn. Stat. §] 10A.20. subdivision 5, whichever is earlier. Minn. Stat. § 10A.14, subd. 1. In its Statement committees that have received contributions $100. of Guidance issued on January 19, 2012, action against ballot question in excess of $5,000 exceed this threshold. or made expenditures

the Board stated that it will only take enforcement instead of the statutory

Clearly, MFC's expenditures committee

If a person fails to register a political required individual registration

as required within 10 business days of the that he or she may be mail notice was sent Minn. Stat. § 10A.20, subd. 4. An Id. The Board also may impose with the 11th day after

date, the Board must notify the individual

subject to a civil penalty for failure to register. who fails to register within

seven days after the certified

by the Board is subject to a civil penalty of up to $1,000. the statement was due. Id.

a late filing fee of $5 per day, not to exceed $100, commencing

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2.

Failing to File Campaign Reports as a Political Committee and belief, MFC is a political committee and has failed to file campaign

Upon information

reports that are required of political committees under Minnesota law. The treasurer expenditures terminated. due-as of a political committee must begin filing the campaign reports required receives contributions or makes is by to file until the committee by

Minn. Stat. §10A.20 in the first year the committee in excess of $100 and must continue

Minn. Stat. §10A.20, subd. 1. If an individual

fails to file a report required

Minn. Stat. §10A.20 that is due January 31 within is the case here-the exceed $1,000, commencing must send notice by certified

ten business days after the report was

Board may impose a late filing fee of $25 per day, not to the day after the report was due. Id., subd. 12. The Board mail to an individual who fails to file a report within ten may be subject to a civil who fails to file the report within

business days after the report was due that the individual penalty for failure to file the report. Id. An individual seven days after the certified penalty imposed by the board of up to $1,000. Requested Actions 1. Expedited Consideration

mail notice was sent by the board is subject to a civil

Because the issues raised in this complaint involve interpretation independent 2.

of laws that could have

widespread application and a material impact on the conduct of the upcoming election by organizations, the Board should consider this complaint on an expedited basis.

Penalties

In sum, Common Cause calls on the Board to exercise its investigative authority over this important matter. If it finds that MFC has violated Sections 10A.14 and 10A,20 of the Minnesota Statutes, considering the nature of the violations and MFC's knowledge of and brazen violation of the registration and reporting laws, Common Cause encourages the Board to send a clear message by imposing the maximum penalty. At a minimum, the Board should: • • Order MFC to register as a political committee; Assess the maximum civil penalty against MFC for failing to register as a political committee and file the January 31 campaign report required of political committees; and Order MFC to report its receipts and expenditures as required under Minn. Stat. § lOA.20.

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of grants and other assistance l' If "Yes, " complete Schedule to governments I, Parts I and II to individuals and organizations In the United States In

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report more than $5,000 of grants and other assistance (A), line 2? If "Yes, "complete Schedule I, Parts I and III

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Was a loan to or by a current or former officer, director, trustee, key employee, highly compensated employee, disqualified person outstanding as of the end of the organization's tax year? If "Yes, "cornpleteSchedule L, Part II

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No

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Did the organization provide a grant or other assistance to an officer, director, trustee, key employee, substantial contnbutor, or a grant selection committee member, or to a person related to such an mdrvrduat> If "Yes, complete Schedule L, Part III
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No

28

Was the organization a party to a busrne s s transaction Instructions for applicable filing thresholds, conditions, A current IV or former officer, director, trustee,

With one of the fo llowmq and exceptions) If "Yes, • complete

parties?

(see Schedule

L, Part IV

a

or key employee?

Schedule L, Part

28a
or former officer, director, trustee, or key employee?

No No No No No No No No No No

b c

A family member ofa current complete Schedule L, Part IV An entity member)

If "Yes," 28b
(or a family

of which a current or former officer, director, trustee, or key employee was an officer, director, trustee, or owner' If "Yes, "complete Schedule receive more than $25,000 In non-cash c o ntnbuttcns
?

of the organization L, Part IV

28c 29 30

29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38

Did the organization

If "Yes, "complete Similar assets,

Schedule M or qualified Schedule N,

Did the organization receive cons ervancn c ontnbuttcns Did the organization Part I Did the organization Schedule N, Part I I

?

contributions of art, hrs torrc al treasures, If "Yes," complete Schedule M , terminate, or dissolve and cease

or other

hqurdate sell,

operations'

If "Yes," complete of Its net assets?

31
exchange, dispose of, or transfer more than 25%

If "Yes, " complete 32
Regulations

Did the organization own 100% of an entity disregarded as separate from the organization sections 301 7701-2 and 3017701-3' If "Yes, " complete Schedule R, Part I Was the organization and V, line 1 related to any tax-exempt a controlled entity or taxable entity? If "Yes, "complete of section

under

33
R, Parts II, Ill, IV,

Schedule

34
Within the meaning S12(b)(13)? to an exempt

Is any related organization Schedule R, Part V, line 2

If "Yes, "complete 35
non-charitable related

Section 501(c)(3) organizations. Did the organization make any transfers organization? If "Yes, n complete schedute R, Part V, line 2
Did the organization and that IS treated Did the organization Note. A II Form 990

36 37 38
Yes Form 990 (2009) No

conduct more than 5% of ItS ac nvmes through an entity that IS not a related organization as a partnership for federal Income tax purposes? If "Yes,"complete Schedule R, Part VI complete Schedule 0 and provtde explanations filers are re quire d to complete Schedule 0 In Schedule 0 for Part VI, lines 11 and 19?

.:£on.'.
Form g90

(2009)

Page

5

Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance
Yes No
reported Returns. In Box 3 of Form 1096, Annual Enter -0- If not applicable Summary and

la

Enter the number of U.S. tntormetion

Trensmutei
la
11 0 and reportable

b e

Enter

the number

of Forms W-2G

Included

In line la

Enter

-0- If not applicable payments • • •

lb
to vendors • •

Did the organization comply gaming (gambling) winnings

with backup withholding rules for reportable to prize winners? • • • • • . .

2a

Enter the number of employees reported on Form W-3, Trsms mtttel of Wage and Tax Statements filed for the calendar year ending with or within the year covered by this return • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

II

le

Yes

'-2_a_.&....

6 -4

b If at least one IS reported on line 2a, did the organization file all required federal employment tax returns? Note: If the sum of lines 1a and 2a IS greater than 250, you may be required to e-flle thrs return (see
Instructions)

2b

Yes

3a
b 4a

Did the organization return? If "Yes,'

have unrelated

bus rrie s s gross

Income

of$l,OOO

or more dunne

the year covered 0

by this

3a
In Schedule

No

has It filed a Form 990 - T for this year? If "No," prov uie an explanatIon

3b

At any time during the calendar year, did the organization have an Interest In, or a signature or other authority over, a nnancial account In a foreign country (such as a bank account, s e cuntras account, or other financial account)?

4a

No

b If" Yes," e nte r the na me of the fo re Ig nco u nt ry ~
See the Instructions FinanCial Accounts for exceptions and filing requirements

-:-for Form TD F 90-22

-=-__ __:_:__:__:_--__:_:_-1, Report dunnq tax shelter

-_:_---I
Bank and

of Foreign

5a
b

Was the organization Did any taxable party

a party to a prohibited notify the organization

tax shelter

transaction

at any time

the tax year' transaction? Regarding

5a 5b
Sc

No
No

that It was or IS a party file Form 8886-T,

to a prohibited

e
6a b

If"Yes" to line Sa or Sb, did the organization Prohibited Tax Shelter Transaction'

Disclosure greater

by Tax-Exempt than $100,000,

Entity

Does the organization have annual gross receipts that are normally organization s o hc rt any contributions that were not tax deductible? If"Yes," did the organization were not tax deductible? Include With every s ohc rtatron

and did the or gifts

r---!--+--6a

No

an express

statement

that such c cntnbunons

7
a b c d e f g

Organizations that may receive deduct ible contributions under sect ion 170(c).
Did the organization receive a payment s e rvrc es provided to the payor? In excess of $ 7 5 made partly as a contribution and partly for goods and

r---!--+--7a 7b
to

6b

If "Yes," did the organization
Did the organization file Form 8282? If"Yes: Indicate

notify

the donor of the value or othe rwts e dispose 8282 filed dunng any funds,

of the goods or services of tangible the year directly or Indirectly, personal

pro vrde d?
for which It was required

sell, exchange,

property

7c
of Forms

the number dunnq durmq

Did the organization, benefit contract? Did the organization, For all contributions re qurre d?

the year, receive

to pay premiums benefit

on a personal

7e
the year, pay premiums, Intellectual airplanes, property, and other directly or indirectly, on a personal file Form 8899 contract?

7f 7g

of qualified of cars, boats,

did the organization vehicles,

as required? as

h For contributions B

did the organization

file a Form 1098-C

7h
by a sponsoring organization, have excess B

Sponsoring organizations maintaining donor advised funds and section 509(a)(3) supporting organizations. Did
the supporting organization, or a donor advrs e d fund maintained bus mas s holdings at any time durinq the year?

9

Sponsoring organizations maintaining donor advised fund5. a Did the organization
b Did the organization make any taxable make a distribution distributions to a donor, under section 4966? person?

9a 9b

donor advts cr, or related

10
a b 11 a b

Section SOl(c)(7) organizations. Enter
Initiation fees and capital Included contributions on Form 990, Included Part VIII, on Part VIII, line 12 use of club line 12, for publtc

I

lOa

I

Gross receipts, fac rhtres

lOb

Section 501(c)(12)
Gross Income

organizations. Enter
or shareholders (Do not net amounts from them) due or paid to other sources

from members

Gross Income from other sources against amounts due or received

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lla

-I 12a

12a Sect ion 4947(a)(l)
b year

non-exempt charitable trusts. I s the organization
Interest received oraccrued

filing

Form 990

In lieu of Form 1041?

If "Yes," enter the amount of tax-exempt

dUring the

l12b I
Form 990 (2009)

IHti.

Form 990

(2009)

Page

6

Governance, Management, and Disclosure For each "Yes" response to lines 2 through 7b below, and for a "No" response to lines 8a, 8b, or lOb below, descnbe the circumstances, processes or chances In Schedule 0 See instructions Section A. Governing Body and Management

,

Yes

No

la
b 2 3

Enter Enter

the number the number

of voting of voting

members members

of the governing that

body

are Independent have a family relationship

I I

111 lb

I L
relationship with any

9 7 2 No No No No No No No

Old any officer, director, trustee, or key employee other officer, director, trustee, or key employee?

or a business

Old the organization delegate control over management duties s upervrs ion of officers, directors or trustees, or key employees Old the organization filed? Old the organization Does the organization make become have have any Significant aware members members, dunnc changes

customarily performed by or under the direct to a management company or other person? documents since the prior Form 990 was

3 4

4 5
6

to ItS organizational drvers

the year of a material

ron of the organization's

assets?

5
6 of the

or stockholders? stockholders, subject document or other to approval persons who may elect stockholders, actions one or more or other undertaken members persons? durinq the

701
b 8 a b 9

Does the organization governing body? Are any de crs rons

701
body by members,

of the governing contemporaneously

7b

Old the organization year by the follOWing The governing Each committee body?

the meetings

held or written

Sa governing body? be reached at the 9

Yes Yes No

With autho ntv to act on behalfofthe

8b

Is there any officer, director, trustee, or key employee listed In Part VII, Section A, who cannot organization's mailing address? If"Yes: provide the names and addresses In Schedule 0

Section B. PoliCies (This Section B requests information Revenue Code.)
lOa
b 11 Does the organization have local chapters, branches, or affiliates'

about pohcres

not requrr ed by the Internal Yes
lOa
chapters, No No

If"Yes,' affiliates,

does the organization have written pnhc re s and procedures governing the activities of such and branches to ensure their operations are consistent With those of the organization? provrde d a copy of thrs Form 990 to all members of ItS governing to review body before

lOb
filing the form? 11 Yes

Has the organization DeSCribe In Schedule

llA

0 the process, have a written

If any, used conflict

by the organization

the Form 990

1211 Does the organization
b Are officers, to conflicts? directors

of Interest

po lrc v? If "No, "go to ltne 13 required to disclose annually Interests that could If"Yes," give rise

1211 12b

No

or trustees,

and key employees

c 13 14 15

Does the organization de s c ribe In Schedule Does Does the organization the organization

regularly and consistently 0 how this IS done have have a written a written whrs tleblower document

monitor

and enforce

compliance

With the pohcv?

12c
pohc y ? and destruction policy? a review and approval by of the deliberation and dec rs rcn>

13 14
persons Include substantiation offrctal

No No

retention

Old the process for determining compensation of the follOWing Independent persons, comparability data, and contemporaneous

a The organization's
b Other officers

CEO,

Executive

Director,

or top management

1501 15b
) or Similar arrangement to evaluate to safeguard With a

Yes Yes

or key

employees

of the organization In Schedule assets 0 (See instructions

If "Yes"

to line a or b, de s c nbe the process Invest In, contribute the year?

1611 Old the organization
taxable b entity durrnq

to, or participate

In a JOint venture

1611
requiring the organization tax law, and taken steps Its the

No

If"Yes: has the organization participation In JOint venture organization's exempt status

adopted a written pchc v or procedure arrangements under applicable federal With respect to such arrangements?

16b

Section C. Disclosure
17 18
List the States With which a copy of this Form 990 IS re quire d to be flled~MN Section 6104 requires an organization to make ItS Form 1023 (or 1024 If applicable), 990, and 990-T (3)s only) available for publie Inspection Indicate how you make these available Check all that apply websrte

--------------------------------(501(c) conflict of of the organization ~

r Own
19 20 State

r Another's

website

F Upon

request

DeSCribe In Schedule 0 whether (and if s o, how), the orqaruzat ron makes ItS governing documents, Interest POliCY, and ftnancral statements available to the public See Additional Data Table the name, physrc al address, and telephone number of the person who possesses the books

and records

MINNESOTA FAMILY COUNCIL 2855 ANTHONY LANE S 150 MINNEAPOLIS,MN 55418 612 789-8811 Form 990 (2009)

Form 990

(2009)

Hid"h

Page

7

Compensation of Officers, Directors,Trustees, Key Employees, Highest Compensated Employees, and Independent Contractors Section A. Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, and Highest Compensated Employees
persons required to be listed Report compensation for the calendar year ending With or Within the organization's additional space IS needed current officers, directors, trustees (whether Individuals or organizations). regardless of amount key employees Enter -0- In columns (D), (E), and (F) If no compensation was paid current key employees See instructions for definition of "key employee" director, trustee or key employee) of more than $100,000 from the who received more than $100,000 of the

la Complete this table for all tax year Use Schedule J-2 If • List all of the organization's of compensation, and current
• List all of the organization's

• List the organization's five current highest who received reportable compensation (Box organization and any related organizations

compensated employees (other than an officer, 5 of Form W-2 and/or Box 7 of Form 1099-MISC)

• List all of the organization's former officers, key employees, or highest compensated of reportable compensation from the organization and any related organizations • List all of the organization's former directors organization, more than $10,000 of reportable List persons compensated
In

employees

or trustees that rec e rved, In the capacity as a former director or trustee compensation from the organization and any related organizations or directors, any current Institutional or former all trustees, officer officers, key employees,

the fo llowmq order mdrvrdual trustees employees, and forrne r.s uc h persons box If the orc aruze non did not compensate

highest

I

Check

this

director

trustee

or kev e molove e (E) Reportable c ompens atl on from related organizations (W- 2/1099MISe) (F) Estimated amount of other compensation from the organization and re lated organizations

(A)
Name and Title

(8) Average hours per week

(e)
POSition (check that apply)

(D) Reportable compensation from the organization (W2/1099-MISC)

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Statement of Revenue
(A) Total revenue (8) (e) (D)

Related or exempt
rune non

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revenue

Revenue
excluded from
tax under

revenue

sections 512,513,or 514

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187,540

Noncash ccntnbutrcns Irnesla-lf$ Total. Add lines la-If

Included In

(,)CCI

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Interest
bond proceeds

3

(mc ludmq dividends,
of tax-exempt

and other similar amounts) 4 5 6a
b Income from Investment

Royalties (I) Real Gross Rents
Less rental expenses Rental Income (II)

~ ~ ~

Personal

e d 7a

or (loss) Net rental Income or (1055) (I) s ec unne s
Gross amount from Sillies of assets other than Inventory less cost or other baas and sales expenses (II)

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c
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BANQUET & LEGISLATIVE LUNCH

c
d e
12 A II other revenue

Total.Add

lines lla-Ild See Instructions

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32,433

Total revenue.

219,973

32,433

Form 990(2009)

.diti

Form 990

(2009)

Page Section 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations must complete column (A) but are not required on lines 6b, must complete all columns. to complete columns (B I. (el, and (8) (A) Program service Total expenses expenses

10

Statement of Functional Expenses
organizations

All other

01.
Management and qeneral expenses

Do not include amounts reported 7b, 8b, 9b, and lOb of Part VIII. 1

(Cl

(D)
Fundrarsmq

expenses

Grants and other assistance to governments In the U 5 See Part IV, line 21 Grants US and other assistance line 22 to mdtvrduals

and organizations

2

In the

See Part IV,

3

Grants and other assistance organizations, and mdrviduals Part IV, lines 15 and 16 Benefits

to governments, outs rde the U 5 See

4 5

paid to or for members of current officers, directors, trustees, and 24,092 17,718 3,498 2,876

Compensation key employees

6

Compensation not Included above, to disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1» and persons de s c nb ec In section 4958(c)(3)(B) Other salaries and wages section 401(k) and section 12,162 5,213 (non·employees) 10,622 4,553 394 169 1,146 491 31,777 21,305 8,412 2,060

7 8 9 10 11 a b c d e f g 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Pension plan contributions (Include 403(b) employer contributions) Other Payroll employee taxes benefits

Fees for services Management Legal A c counting Lob b ymq

3,592

2,302

1,083

207

P rofas s mnal fund rars mq See Part IV, lin" 17 Investment Other AdvertiSing Office and promotion 5,089 3,198 264 1,627 management fees

expenses technology

Information Royalties Occupancy Travel

7,879 2,110 expenses for any federal, 2,574

5,744 763

1,508 974

627 373

Payments of travel or entertainment state, or local pubhc offrcrals Conferences, Interest Payments to affiliates depletion, conventions,

and meetings

2,574

DepreCiation, Ins uranc e

and amortization

Other expenses grouped together expenses shown a b c d CONTRACTED OTHER

Itemize expenses not covered above (Expenses may not exceed 5% of total and labeled miscellaneous on line 25 below) SERVICES EXPENSES 13,242 4,782 4,118 SERVICES-BANQU 2,764 2,638 4,491 Add lines 1 through "ffollowlng 24f 126,523 2,376 2,106 75,628 194 1,175 22,582 1,645 127 3,169 152 4,613 146 11,445 42 803 2,764 68 1,210 28,313

0 PE RA TING

PRINTING CONTRACTED

e INSU RA NCE
f 25 26 A II other Total Joint expenses expenses. here" functional

costs. Check

SO P 98·2 In

Complete thrs line only If the organization reported column (B) JOint costs from a combined educational campaign and fundrars mc s otrc ttatron

Form 990 (2009)

Form 990

(2009)

Page

11

1£F.fls:a Balance Sheet
(A) Beginning of year 1 2 3 4 5 Cas h-non-Interes Savings Pledges Accounts (B) End of year 1 2 3 4 trustees, key employees, and 5 (as defined under section Complete Part II of 4958(f)(1» and 6 net 7 8 charges cost or other basts Complete Part lOa lOb s e cuntre s line 11 10c 11 12 13 14 153,277 equal line 34) 164,805 6,081 15 16 17 18 19 20 liability Complete Part 251,211 252,480 1,326 9 1,269

t- bearing
cash Investments net

11,528

and temporary and grants receivable,

receivable, net

Receivables from current and former officers, directors, highest compensated employees Complete Part II of Schedule L

6

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VI

VI

Receivables from other disqualified persons persons described In section 4958(c)(3)(B) Schedule L

ell

7 8 9 lOa b

Notes

and loans receivable, for sale or use

Inventories Prepaid

expenses

and deferred

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SCHEDULE D
(Form

990)

Supplemental Financial Statements
~ Complete if the organization answered ''Yes,'' to Form 990, Part IV, line 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12. ~ Attach to Form 990_ ~ See separate instructions. Employer

2009
Open to Public Inspection identification number 41-1863170 or Accounts. Complete If the

Department oftheTreasury Internal Revenue Service Name of the organizat ion MINNESOTA FAMILY COUNCIL Organizations orqaruzanon Total number Maintaining answere

Donor to

Advised

Funds

or

Other

Similar

Funds

d "Y" es

Form 990 Par t IV

Ime 6
(b) Funds and other accounts

(a) Donor adv rs e d funds 1 2 3 4 at end of year to (dunne year)

Aggregate Aggregate Aggregate

c ontnbunons grants

from (durrng year)

value at end of year and donor advisors In wrltrng that the assets held In donor advrs e d subject to the orqarnzatron's exclusrve legal control?

5
6

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Old the organization Inform all grantees, donors, and donor advrs ors In writing that grant funds may be used only for chantable purposes and no! for the be nefrt of the donor or donor a dvrs or, or for any other purpose conferring Impermissible private benefit Conservation of conservation of natural Easements. easements habitat Complete If the organization (check answered "Yes" to Form

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IV,
line structure

Ves 7.

990,

Part

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2

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Purpose(s)

held by the organization

Preservation Protection Preservation

of land for public

use (e g ,recreation

or pleasure)

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r

r

all that

apply) of an historically of a certified Importantly land area histone

Preservation Preservation

of open space held a qualified conservation contribution
In

Complete easement

lines 2a-2d If the organization on the last day of the tax year

the form of a conservation Held at the End of the Vear

a b c d 3

Total Total

number acreage

of conservation restricted

easements easements hrs torrc structure Included In (a)

221 2b 2c 2d or terminated by the organization during

by conservation easements easements easements _ subject

N umber of conservation Number Number of conservation of conservation year ~

on a certified Included modified,

In (c) ac qurre d after 8/17/06 transferred, released, extinguished,

the taxable 4 Number

of states

where property

to conservation

easement

IS located

~ Inspection,

_ handling of Violations, and

5

Does the organization have a written polrc v regarding enforcement of the conservation easements It holds? Staff and volunteer Amount of expenses hours devoted Incurred to monitoring,

the perrodrc monitoring,

r Ves
_

6 7

Inspecting

and e nforc mq conservation

easements

dUring the year ~

In rnoruto rmq, Inspecting, reported

and e nforc inq conservation

easements

dunng the year ~$ rVes

_

8
9

Does each conservation easement 170(h)(4)(B)(I) and 170(h)(4)(B)(II)?

on line 2(d) above satisfy

the requirements

of section

libiidi
121

In Part XIV, d e s c nbe how the organization reports conservation balance sheet, and Include, If applicable, the text of the footnote the organization's accounting for conservation easements Organizations Complete If the Maintaining organization Collections answered of "Yes" Art,

easements In Its revenue and expense statement, and to the organization's ftnanctal statements that d es c nbe s Historical Treasures, Part or Other Similar Assets.

to Form

990,

IV,

Ime

8.

If the organization elected, as permitted under SFAS 116, not to report In ItS revenue statement and balance sheet works of art, historical treasures, or other Similar assets held for publrc exhrbitron, education or research In furtherance of pubhc s ervrc e, provide , In Part XIV, the text of the footnote to Its tmancret statements that descnbes these Items If the organization elected, as permitted underSFAS 116, to report In Its revenue statement historical treasures, or other Similar assets held for publiC exhibition, education, or research provide the follOWing amounts relating to these Items (i) Revenues Included
In

b

and balance sheet works of art, In furtherance of publrc s ervrc e,

Form 990,

Part VIII,

line

(ii) Assets 2

Included

In Form 990,

Part X assets for financial

If the organization follOWing amounts

received or held works of art, historical treasures, or other Similar re qurre d to be reported underSFAS 116 relating to these Items In Form 990, Form 990, Part VIII, line 1

gain, prov.de

~$--------------the

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a b

Revenues Assets

Included
In

Included

Part X Act Not ice, see the Intructions for Form 990 Cat No 522830

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For Privacy

Act and Paperwork

Reduction

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Schedule

D (Form

990)

2009

Page

2

Organizations
the organization's (check PubliC Scholarly Preservation all that exhibition research for future

Maintaining Collections
accession and other records,

of Art, Historical Treasures,
check any of the follOWing d that

or Other Similar Assets
use of its collection

(c:ontlnued)

USing

are a significant programs

a b c
4

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Items

apply)

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rather

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or exchange

e
generations collections and explain

Provrde Part XIV

a d e s c rrptron

of the organization's

how they

further

the organization's

exempt

purpose

In

lith''''
101

5

DUring assets

the year, did the organization s ohc rt or receive donations of art, historical treasures or other Similar to be sold to raise funds rather than to be maintained as part of the organization's c ollec tron?

rYes

Escrow and Custodial Arrangements. Complete If the orqaruzatron Part IV, line 9, or reported an amount on Form 990, Part X, line 21.
an agent, trustee, 990, Part X7 the arrangement
In

answered
or other assets

"Yes" to Form 990,
not

Is the organization Included on Form If "Yes," explain

custodian Part XIV

or other

intermediary

for contributions table

rYes
and complete the follOWing Amount

b c d
e

Beginning Additions Distributions Ending

balance durrnq the year the year

1c 1d 1e 1f Include an amount on Form 990, Part X, line 21?

dUring

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28 b If"Yes· 101 b Beginning

balance

Old the organization

r Ves
(c)Two Years Back (d)Three Years Back

P- No

In Part XIV , explain the arrangement Endowment Funds. Complete If the orqaruzatron (a)Current Year of year balance

answered "Yes" to Form 990 Part IV line 10.
(b)Pnor Year (e)Four Years Back

Contributions I nvestment Grants earnings or losses

c d e f
g 2
8

or scholarships for facilities

Other expenditures and programs A d minis trativa End of year Provrde Board the

ex pe ns es

balance estimated percentage of the year ~ end balance held as

de s iqnate d or quasr-endowrnent endowment ~ funds ~

b
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Permanent Term

endowment

301

A re there endowment organization by

not In the possession

of the organization

that

are held and administered

for the

Yes

No No No No

(i) unrelated
(ii) related b 4 If "Yes" DeSCribe

organizations organizations are the related XIV the Intended organizations uses listed as rs qurre d on Schedule endowment funds R?

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3a(i)

13a(ii) 3b

to 3a(ll), In Part

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1a Land

of the organization's

Investments
DeSCription

Land Buildings, and Equipment. See Form 990 Part X Irne 10.
of Investment (a) Cost or other baSIS(Investment) (b)Cost or other basis (other) (c) Accumulated deprecianon (d) Book value

b BUildings
C

Leasehold

Improvements

d EqUipment e Other
Total. Add lines la-le (Column (d) should equal Form 990, Part X, column (B), Iin« 10(c).)

~
Schedule 0 (Form 990) 2009

Schedule

D (Form 990) 2009

Page 3

r:lliI'HJ
Financial Other

Investments

Other Securities.

See Form 990 Part X hne 12.
(b)Book .... alue

(a) Desc rtptro n of sec unty or category (mctudm name ofsecuntyJ eenvenves equity Interests

Cost

(e) Method of valuation or end-of-year market value

Closely-held

Tolal.

(Column

(b) should

equal Form 990, Part X, col (B) Ime

12 )

Investments
Ca) c

Program
of Investment

Related. See Form 990 Part X nne 13.
type

escnencn

(b) Book value

Cost

(e) Method of val uauon or end-ct-veer market value

Tolal.

(Column

(b) 5houkJ equal Form 990, Part X, col

(8)

Ime

13 )

ImIl:I

Other Assets. See Form 990 Part X hne 15.
(iI)

ne s c ncncn

(b)

Book

value

DUE FROM AFFILIATE

2S1,211

Total. (Column (b) should equal Form 990, Part X, coJ.(8J Ime 15.)

.::il"IIEI Other Liabilities.
I

See Form 990 Part X lrne 25.
of Liability (b) A mount

..
13,000 5,801

251,211

Ca> tie s c npnon Income Taxes

Federal

ACCRUED ACCRUED

VACATION PAYROLL AND RELATED LIAB

Total.

(Column

(b) should equal Form 990, Part X, eel

(8)

Ime

25 )

2. FlO 4 B Footnote In Part XIV, prcvtde the text of the footnote liability for uncertain tax positions under FIN 48

18,B01

to the organization

5

financial

shtements

thllt reports

the organization
0 (Form

5

Schedule

990)

2009

Schedule

.:.t:IiI.~'.
1 2 Total Total Excess

D (Form 990)

2009

Page

4

Reconciliation of Change in Net Assets from Form 990 to Financial Statements
(Form 990, (Form 990, Part VIII, column (A), line 12) (A), line 25) 1 2 3 4 219,973 126,523 93,450 Part IX, column Subtract

revenue expenses

3 4
5

or (deficit)

for the year (losses)

line 2 from line 1

Net unrealized Donated Investment

gains

on Investments s

services

and use of fac rlttre

5 6 7 8

6 7
8 9 10

expenses

Prror penod adjustments
Other Total Excess (Describe adjustments or (deficit)
In

Part XIV) (net) Add lines 4-8 statements Combine lines 3 and 9

9 10 93,450

• :.F.TiI.:U _
1 2 a b c d e Total

for the year per financial

Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial Part VIII, statements line 12 2a 2b 2c 2d 25,798 2e 3 Part VIII, line 12, but not on line 1 Part VIII, line 7b 25,798 219,973 1 245,771 Included on line 1 but not on Form 990, on Investments

Amounts

Net unrealized Donated Recoveries Other

gains

services

and use of factlrtres

of prior year grants In Part XIV) 2d

(Descnbe

Add lines Subtract Amounts

2athrough

3 4
a b c

line 2e from line 1 Included on Form 990,

Investment Other Add Total

expenses

not Included

on Form 990,

I

4a 4b

I
4c 5
219,973

(Describe

In Part XIV)

lines 4a and 4b Revenue Add lines 3 and 4c. (This should equal Form 990, Part I, line 12 )

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1 2 8 b c d e 3 4 a b c

5

Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
and losses per audited financial 1 on line 1 but not on Form 990, and use of fa c rhtre s Part IX, line 25 28 2b 2c In Part XIV) 2d 2d 25,798 2e 3 Part IX, line 2S, but not on line 1: on Form 990, Part VIII, line 7b 25,798 126,523 152,321

Total expenses statements Amounts Donated

Included services

Prior year adjustments Other Other losses (Describe

A dd lines Subtract Amounts Investment Other

2a through

line 2e from line 1 Included on Form 990,

expenses

not Included

l

4a 4b

1
4c 5
126,523

(Das c nbe In Part XIV) 4a and 4b Add lines 3 and 4c. (Thrs should equal Form 990,

A dd lines Total

5

expenses

Part I, line 18 )

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Supplemental Information

Complete this part to provrd s the de s c npticns raqurrac for Part II, lines 3,5, and 9, Part III, lines 1a and 4, Part IV, lines 1b and 2b, Part V, line 4, Part X, Part XI, line 8, Part XII, lines 2d and 4b, and Part XIII, lines 2d and 4b Also complete thrs part to provide any additional Information

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Identifier OF CHANGESSCHEDULE LIN E 8 IN SCHEDULE LINE 2D IN SCHEDULE LINE 2D

Ret urn Reference D, PAGE 4, PART XI, D, PAGE 4, PART XII, D, PAGE 4, PART XIII, BANQUET BANQUET BANQUET COSTS COSTS COSTS 25,798 25,798 25,798

Explanation BANQUET COSTS -25,798

RECONCILIATION OTHER

I

REVENUE AMOUNTS INCLUDED FINANCIALS - OTHER EXPENSE AMOUNTS INCLUDED FINANCIALS - OTHER

Schedule

0 (Form

990) 2009

Additional

Data

Software ID: Software Version: EIN: 41-1863170 Name: efile GRAPHIC rint - DO NOT PROCESS As Filed Data MINNESOTA FAMILY COUNCIL

DLN:93493133041641
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SCHEDULE 0
(Fonn 990)
Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Sames Name of the organization MINNESOTA FAMILY COUNCIL

Supplemental Information to Form 990
Complete to provide Information for responses to spec;iflc questions Form 990 or to provide any additional information. ... Attach to Form 990. on

2009
Open to Public Inspection
number

Employer identification 41-1863170

Identifier

Return Reference FORM 990, PAGE 1, PART I, LINE 6

Explanation

EXPLANA TION ON VOLUNTEERS AND TYPES OF SERVICES OR BENEFrrS

VOLUNTEERS ANSWER PHONES, ATIEND EVENTS, AND OTHERWISE ASSIST AS NECESSARY WrrH ACTlVrrlES NEEDED TO FULFILL OUR MISSION THERE ARE NO MA TERIAL BENEFrrS RECEIVED BY VOLUNTEERS

Identifier ORGANIZA TION'S PROCESS USED TO REV lEW FORM 990

Return

Reference

Explanation THE FORM 990 IS REVIEWED BY APPROPRIATE MEMBERS PRIOR TO SIGNA TURE BOARD

FORM 990, PAGE 6, PART VI, LINE 11

Identifier ENFORCEMENT OF CONFLICTS POLICY

Return

Reference

Explanation PERSONAL INTEGRrrY

FORM 990, PAGE 6, PART VI, LINE 12C

Identifier COMPENSA TION PROCESS FOR TOP OFFICIAL

Return

Reference

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FORM 990, PAGE 6, PART VI, LINE 15A

Identifier COMPENSA TION PROCESS FOR OFFICERS

Return

Reference REVIEWED AND APPROVED DIRECTORS

Explanation BY THE OFFICERS AND BOARD OF

FORM 990, PAGE 6, PART VI, LINE 15B

Identifier GOV ERNING DOCUMENTS DISCLOSURE EXPLANIA TION

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Explanation ORGANIZATIONAL DOCUMENTS WHICH ARE REQUIRED TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON LOCA TION UPON WRrrTEN REQUEST

FORM 990, PAGE 6, PART VI, LINE 19

Significant Accomplishments for Federal Tax Return Form 990 Minnesota Family Council Fiscal Year ended September 2010
Minnesota Family Council (MFC) is a non-profit Christian organization that is dedicated to strengthening Minnesota families by advancing biblical principles in the public arena, for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ and the good of society. MFC defends traditional family values rooted in biblical principles against legislative action that threatens to undermine the civic, moral, economic, legal and social foundations of society in general and the family in particular. MFC lobbyists endeavor to educate legislators about pending legislation that adversely affects the family and encourages them to advance legislation that strengthens the same. Over the past several years, MFC has gained the confidence and respect of many legislators through personal integrity, respectful consideration of opposing legislative perspectives, refusal to become immersed in a single-issue agenda and a growing, influential grassroots base. Even our ideological opponents look to us for legislative information and a pro-family perspective. Minnesota Family Council issues informational updates and commentaries sent out to thousands of Minnesota homes and businesses via email and direct mail. These communications feature inside information on legislative activity during the sessions, analysis of legislative voting records, cultural analysis and insightful pro-family perspective on news and issues impacting the family in the public arena, from a biblical world view perspective. Minnesota Family Council has also exercised influence over the public debate through news releases, press conferences and a general strategy of appearing in the media. Spokespersons have appeared on major regional television broadcasts, been interviewed numerous times on radio and been quoted by many regional and even national printed press organizations. In recent years, Minnesota Family Council has aggressively organized pro-family citizens across the state into a grassroots network of churches and individuals as a "salt and light" influence on public policy on a variety of issues (Matthew 5: 13-16). Protection of marriage as the union of one man and one woman and upholding biblical moral values and healthy behavior in teen sex education have been prominent among such issues. To activate this grassroots network, :MFC has employed e-mail alerts and recorded phone messages to several thousand constituents. These e-mail and phone alerts identify social issues of significant magnitude that need immediate response from concerned citizens. Constituents are encouraged to call or send e-mails to their legislators and leaders of other public institutions. Links in e-mail alerts have also enabled readers to access the MFC web site, www.mfc.org and to write electronic letters in a matter of minutes to the editors of the community newspapers of their choice. These systems have encouraged a groundswell of grassroots activism that has been acknowledged by elected officials and opposition groups alike, as they have seen its influence at the state capitol.

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Period covered: January 1 thrtlugh Deoambtir 31, 2011

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StarTribune
Campaign Finance Board oversteps its authority
Article by: JOHN HELMBERGER October 13, 2011 - 6:46 PM The Star Tribune waxes righteous ("Voters should know amendment donors," Oct. 6) that the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board has "made the right call" in a ruling that attempts to force nonprofit organizations to disclose the Identity of supporters if the nonprofit group contributes to the mamage-amendment campaign,

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Nobody disagrees that voters are entitled to know who contributes to the rnarnaqe campaign. But the changes the Campaign Finance Board proposes are not authorized by law and would mislead the public, resulting In the disclosure of people who did not contribute to the campaign. Nonprofit organizations, including churches, raise money from supporters who agree with their missions. If "Sally," a member of Meadowside Church, contributes money to support the work of her church, and Meadowside Church decides to contribute to the mamage-amendment campaign, it is wrong to claim that Sally has contributed to the mamage campaign. She has not; Meadowside Church has. The church's contribution should be disclosed, but it should not be attributed to Sally or any other individual church member. For at least the past 15 years, this is how Minnesota law was regulated by the Campaign Finance Board, and it was the regulatory scheme in place for several other past constitutional amendments. Now that the marriaqe amendment has qual~ied for the ballot, the board is suddenly trying to change the rules, despite the fact that there has been no change in state disclosure laws. Let's look at this issue a different way. The Star Tribune published the editorial I'm writing about. The paper has hundreds of employees, paid through a revenue stream from thousands of subscribers and advertisers. Isn't it enough that the public knows the Star Tribune has spoken out about this issue, or should the Star Tribune be forced to disclose which of its employees wrote the editorial and which of its advertisers' revenue paid for the publishing of the editorial? Not only ISthe public misled when it is reported that Sally has contributed to the mamage campaign, but we know from experience that Sally will very likely be subjected to harassment as a result of the erroneous claim that she contributed to the campaign. The Heritage Foundation produced a report documenting the extensive harassment that supporters of California's mamage amendment (Proposition 8) faced, including loss of employment, death threats and property destruction, Regrettably, some gay-mamage activists have seen that intimidation can be an effective campaign tactic, and it has become standard fare in any mamage campaign. The group "Knowthyneighbor.org" has published private irnormation about traditional rnarriaqe supporters in numerous states and advocated that they be confronted with "uncomfortable conversations" In California, the group "eightmaps.com" published Google maps showing the home addresses, donation amounts and employers of contributors to Proposition 8 - all of which they obtained from campaign finance reports. Evidence in various court proceedings document case after case of harassment - phone calls at home and work, calls and e-mails to employers, boycotts of someone's employer, calls to clients, etc. An additional issue regarding the Campaign Finance Board's new regulations is that the board simply does not have the legal authority to aroitrarily change Minnesota campaign reporting laws. That is the job of the Legislature. For almost a decade, the board has been asking the Legislature to expand or change the definition of "association" to be able to regulate nonprofit corporations in this manner, and the Legislature refused to grant it. The board has acted illegally in claiming legal authority It does not possess. Our campaign will disclose all contributions and expenditures as required by longstanding Minnesota law. But we will not unnecessarily subject individuals to harassment simply because they support a group that, In tum, supports our campaign. The public will know exactly how much money Meadowside Church or any other entity gives to Minnesota for Mamage. This more than satisfies the public interest in disclosure, and we do not oppose that. But what the board wants to do is get inside of Meadowslde Church's internal books and see who its mambers and donors are. This is beyond their legal authonty, is a gross intrusion on privacy and associational freedom, and seeks the disclosure of information that the public has no legitimate interest in knOWing.Forcing such disclosure will almost certainly result in harassment, will have serious impacts on the fundraising efforts of these groups, and will significantly chill speech and associatlonal freedom John Heimberger is chairman of the Minnesota for Mamage campaign.
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Here's a very good summary of why the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board's overreach with disclosure of donors on ballot issues will hinder free speech. SEARCH THIS BLOG Anthony Sanders, earlier this summer points out that The First Amendment protects anonymous speech. This is especially true when that speech is controversial. When a citizen comments on an issue, but fears retribution from those who disagree, it is that citizen's right to be free from the government publicly "outing" her identity. That's something the Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized, from the NAACP not having to disclose its donors in 1950s labama, to anonymous pamphleteers remaining anonymous in the 1995 case MCintyre v. Ohio Elections Commission. These cases follow from the obvious proposition that disclosure chills speech. The Campaign Finance Board is now changing the rules of the game midstream. The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board, unfortunately, has chosen the opposite view. The board had a long-standing policy of not requiring organizations who donate to ballot campaign committees (committees that spend money to support or oppose ballot issues) to disclose their donors. The organizations' donations are already disclosed by the campaign committees they give to, but the donor-the organization-did not have to say where it ~ot its money from. Until now. The board just announced it will adopt a new approach where nonprofit corporations who donate over $5,000 to ballot campaign committees must disclose donors of over $1,000. It is not a coincidence that this accompanies a very controversial ballot issue that Minnesotans will vote on in the 2012 elections: whether to adopt a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples. The rule will undoubtedly chill speech on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate. Many people may want to give to organizations who may in turn contribute to groups campaigning on the issue, but will chose not to because they don't want their private political views broadcast on the internet (which is what disclosure means in this day-and-age). And of course this raises the question of what purpose the rule services beyond a fixation with where individuals stand on the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment. None really. What purpose does this rule serve? Voters can decide where they stand on the issue without knowing where others stand, and they have no more right to know who is financially backing speech about the amendment than they have a right to know which way anyone will vote on it. But that's the whole point--outing people who disagree with you on the issue. Proponents of the disclosure law want to be able to demonize those on the other side, and they can't do that without forcing them to disclose their identities. [ Search

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