I talked to our lawyer again and he urged me STRONGLY to please ask you guys not to deal with legal issues. This is different than Meetup hosts, where people are looking for legal advice as independent groups, and not coordinated with the campaign. Since we're working together, and building a product the campaign will offer as a service, it is critical that all legal decisions be made by Eric.
I am working with him on putting together legal guidelines that we will offer along with the Dean Community Sites Kit. http://www.hack4dean.org/phpwiki/index.php?Legalities This page makes me extremely nervous. We'll do the legal work -- its our job, and our boss, on the line, and even talking about the FEC in ways that are inaccurate can get me, and through me Dean, in a lot of hot water. Thanks! Zephyr Teachout Internet Organizing & Outreach Dean for America [EMAIL PROTECTED] Meetup at http://www.deanforamerica.com/meetup Get local at http://action.deanforamerica.com Contribute at http://www.deanforamerica.com/contribute -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jeff Kramer Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 8:25 AM To: Aldon Hynes; Jon Lebkowsky; Howard Vicini; CMR; Zephyr Teachout; [EMAIL PROTECTED]; Zack Rosen Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [hackers] MINORITY REPORT ... At 4:30 AM -0400 7/23/03, Aldon Hynes wrote: >Jon, > > I do worry a little bit about the 'Pro Bono' contributions of a >corporation. This gets into 'in-kind' donations which can be a sticky >issue. I've been dealing with another company that sounds like it is in a >similar situation as yours. They have suggested hosting the site in return >for having a text ad at the bottom to the effect: Legally an LLC is a partnership (in this case a 3 person one) in the eyes of the government and the IRS, I don't think it has the 'individual in the eyes of the law' aspects of a real Incorprated entity, but I have no clue how that effects the political campaign aspects. -- Jeff Kramer [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.keika.co.uk/