Illegal immigrants should not be voting
In response to Mary Mulhall’s letter to the editor (TGI, Jan. 6) “Democrats not recruiting illegals to vote.”
Jan. 1, 2015, California AB-60 went into effect. A California resident who cannot establish legal presence in the United States may apply for a California driver’s license. They are supposed to be able to vote on school board issues only.
San Francisco in 2016 passed Proposition N, which allows noncitizens to vote in school board elections regardless of their immigration status. According to The Orange County Register dated March 8, 2018. “In short, no one really needs to prove citizenship to vote for any office in San Francisco or anywhere else in California.”
California is a heavily Democrat state, they are recruiting illegals to vote! An illegal has no right to vote on any matter in a U.S. election, period!
P. Tran, Kauai
An outline of ‘worthy’ causes for donations
Several generous Kauaians recently have written letters questioning/looking for a process of easily determining “worthy causes” — donated money and goods goes primarily to the cause and is not eaten up in administrative expenses, etc.
As I told Glenn Mickens recently, I worked in the EP/EO (Employee Plans for Exempt Organizations) branch of the IRS in the mid-80s determining whether applicant charities qualified for IRS (501(c)3 status preliminarily for 90 days, full status as a foundation charity to be earned afterward. This category includes several fields of charity: sports, education, culture, religion, science — nine, I think, in all.
Money donated must be used charitably and accounting records available to the IRS when necessary or requested.
In short, the simplest way to gauge the charity’s status is to locate the IRS 501(c)3 designation in their background information.
Also, I agree with Meph Wyeth that nonrequested “gifts” are a waste of charity money.
Hope this helps simplify “worth” charities.”
Alice Parker, Lihue