Gov Employees Can Use Black Lives Matter, Not Make America Great Again

Can any slogan be more non-partisan than an explicitly racist appeal by Marxists that's accompanied by attacks on American history and the destruction of statues and monuments to the nation's founders, which has been embraced by the Democrat Party?

Just ask the Office of Special Counsel.

"As further described below, using BLM terminology is not inherently political activity and BLMGN is not currently a partisan political group."

Uh-huh. A Marxist organization funded by leftists whose slogan has been embraced by Democrats is non-partisan.

As relevant here, the Hatch Act prohibits employees from engaging in political activity while on duty or in the federal workplace.13 “Political activity” is activity directed toward the success or failure of a political party, partisan political group, or candidate for partisan political office.14 A “partisan political group,” in turn, is a group that (1) is affiliated with a political party or candidate for partisan political office, (2) is organized for a partisan purpose, or (3) engages in partisan political activity

BLM is non-partisan simply because it isn't officially affiliated with a political party. But please, no MAGA here.

The Hatch Act generally prohibits employees from using or displaying political party and partisan campaign slogans. For example, employees may not use President Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” in their email signatures while President Trump is a candidate for reelection.

Obviously we wouldn't want federal employees supporting making America great again.


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