As a reminder to our members, The Military Officers Association of America, and the Middle Tennessee Chapter, MOAA as an affiliate, are Section 501 (c) (19) organizations. This allows contributions to be tax exempt. We are prohibited from advocating for issues that may represent one political agenda over another or supporting a candidate for elected office. To this end, we limit our chapter advocacy to MOAA supported national issues and veteran and military issues at the state level that do not represent one political platform.
We will periodically provide notice that a member is continuing to serve by running for office; however, this is not to be construed as an endorsement of his or her political views. As further adherence to this policy your Board has elected to not schedule any political speakers for our monthly meetings leading up to and during election years.
To protect our status, we want to ensure any literature from our chapter complies with these limitations. We provide some printed materials at our meetings and occasionally include handouts from our presenters. If an individual member wishes to provide material of interest at one of our meetings, we request an emailed copy of these materials by the last day of the preceding month, so our board has time to review.