FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
|Washington, D.C.—Today Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released a statement exposing an NPR affiliate in New York’s 21st Congressional District, North Country Public Radio (NCPR), for illegally campaigning for local New York Democrats with taxpayer dollars.|
AsreportedinBreitbart News Network, NCPRwas caught using their taxpayer-funded email account to campaign for New York Democrats.
In the statement, Stefanik calls to defund NPR and demands an audit of their activities:
“It’s no surprise to hardworking North Country families that NCPR (North Country Public Radio) is illegally using their NPR email system to campaign for local Democrats and to smear Republicans in multiple mass email blasts.
They need to apologize immediately, and the taxpayers of the North Country deserve an audit of NCPR’s activities, which are funded by hardworking taxpayers. It’s never been clearer, once we take the majority in 2022, we must DEFUND NPR. They can campaign for the Democrats on their own dime, not on the taxpayers’ dime.”–Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21)
NPR is a 501(c)(3) organization, which they disclose on theirwebsite. The IRSrestrictspolitical campaign intervention by Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. According to the IRSwebsite:
“Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office.”
Alex DeGrasse, Senior Advisor to Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, added:
“Will the local media in the North Country cover this outrageous illegal activity? The fact remains that it is ILLEGAL to use a taxpayer-funded email address to campaign, and it begs the question:If NCPR was this ‘careless’, what other criminal behavior could they be hiding? Local media has a responsibility to be a watchdog for local taxpayers and report these facts to North Country families.”
Read more inBreitbart News Networkhere.