Peoples Lobby's Education
Foundation (PLEF) is a 501(c)(3), eligible for tax deductible
(aka) People's Lobby's Think Tank (PLTT)
On July 15, 2006 the IRS
granted tax exemption to Peoples Lobby Educational Foundation as a 501(c)
(3). To make tax deductible donations to educational and research
projects make your contribute to "Peoples Lobby's Educational
Lobby Education Foundation (“PLEF”) is a nonpartisan public policy
research organization whose mission is to inform and shape selected policy
decisions in government and the private sector by researching, analyzing
and educating the public on key community issues that affect the lives of
common citizens or the everyday, hardworking people who are often too busy
to know and understand the intricacies that affect their lives; promoting
informed and active citizen participation in the democratic process; and
otherwise enabling people to seek positive solutions to public policy
issues. PLEF supports the
charitable and educational work of People’s Lobby, Inc. (“PLI”), its
affiliated IRC 501(c)(4) organization.
facilitate the accomplishment of its mission, PLEF may engage in, sponsor
(or co-sponsor), or otherwise be associated with, the creation,
development, administration and funding of the following planned programs
and Analysis. PLEF’s
nonpartisan research and analysis covers social, cultural, economic,
educational and policy issues that affect the everyday lives of common
citizens and is aimed at seeking positive solutions to such issues.
The research and analysis activities may be conducted by PLEF
directors, staff and/or volunteers.
and Presentations. PLEF’s
forums, training sessions, discussions, debates, and other presentations
educate the public and promote education on a variety of social, cultural,
economic, educational and policy issues.
These presentations help inform citizens and encourage their civic
participation so that they may make individual and community decisions
that result in a healthier, more peaceful world.
The forums and presentations shall be held at various venues,
including schools, colleges, churches and other religious institutions,
community meeting halls, and other locations provided by civic groups,
social welfare organizations and other nonprofits.
The presentations, which shall initially be held primarily in the
, shall be given by PLEF directors, staff and/or volunteers and may
feature guest speakers who have relevant expertise.
educational materials are also focused on key social, cultural, economic,
educational and policy issues. The
materials include articles, reports, brochures, pamphlets, tapes and
videos either produced or selected by PLEF.
Educational materials will be made available at PLEF forums and
presentations, by requested order, and/or on PLEF’s website.
PLEF’s activities to support, organize and encourage volunteerism
focuses on short-term work-learning experiences with other organizations
such as Habitat for Humanity, Peace Corps Encore, the Red Cross, Head
Start and Doctors Without Borders. PLEF
believes that these practical real world learning experiences will
engender in citizens a deeper understanding of social and public policy
needs, including those on which PLEF is focused.
PLEF’s fundraising activities are detailed in Items 4a and 4d of
Part VIII of this attachment.
PLEF shall not engage in, or support, any campaigning
for candidates, and while PLEF shall engage in advocacy, no substantial
part of its activities shall consist of lobbying.