*Update: As of June 3, 2019, Oxfam and Save the Children have signed on to the below letter.
*Update: As of June 7, 2019, WorldHelp has signed on to the below letter.
On May 31, 2019, InterAction and the Accord Network sent a letter to California State legislators in response to A.B. 1181.
A.B. 1181, an act to amend Section 17510.5 of the Business and Professions Code, and to amend Section 12599.6 of the Government Code, relating to charitable organizations, could have negative consequences on the millions of people we serve through our programs within the U.S. and in nearly all countries around the world.
The letter respectfully urged the California State Senate to vote “no” on A.B. 1181. Enactment of this bill would create additional unnecessary costs for NGOs and donors, confusion and misunderstanding by the public, and the potential of beneficiaries not receiving the help that is needed.