Cease and Disist; Grading Obama and Romney
- The LA County Democratic Party isn’t happy with DFER’s endorsement of a candidate.
- DFER released a report card grading President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney.
[Note regarding bullet #2: 501c3s are not allowed to engage in this kind of activity that clearly favors one candidate or another, although they can engage in some voter education activities. As a PAC, DFER is free to state their support or opposition to any candidate. While I don't believe anything has come of it yet, Education Reform Now and the Education Equality Project, both 501c3s, published a similar report in 2010 that graded the gubernatorial candidates (more here). So +1 to DFER/ERN for at least not making the same mistake twice and avoiding any possible penalties related to prohibited activities.]