ABOUT THE AMAC PAC
What is a PAC?
A PAC, or Political Action Committee, is a fund connected to an institution or organization such as the Airport Minority Advisory Council (“AMAC”), but separately maintained for specific politically related functions. A PAC enables individuals to collectively support and elect persons to office whom they believe will champion their cause.
Why does AMAC have a PAC?
Active engagement in the political process is an important means of protecting our interests. Public policy decisions have an impact on the daily operation of businesses. As leaders in the aviation industry and business community, it’s critical we be engaged and have a robust, effective PAC.
Who runs AMAC PAC?
AMAC PAC is governed by the AMAC PAC Board of Directors which has general supervision and control over the affairs, funds, activities, property and concerns of the PAC.
What does AMAC PAC do?
AMAC PAC works to further AMAC’s federal interests on Capitol Hill. It does this via contributions to federal committees and caucuses, and individual contributions to Members of Congress. We help to support Members of Congress who sit on pertinent committees that affect AMAC issues, have the power to pass industry specific legislation, or have been continuous supporters or advocates of AMAC’s goals and mission.
Am I required to contribute to the PAC?
No. Contributions to the AMAC PAC are strictly voluntary.
Is there a limit to how much a person may give to the PAC?
A PAC may accept up to $5,000 per year from any one individual. It is important to note that this amount is per individual, and that a spouse can donate $5,000 as well, even if only one person in the household has an income.
Is my contribution tax-deductible?
A contribution to the AMAC PAC is not tax-deductible. Because it is a political contribution and not a charitable one, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) does not allow any PAC contributions to be deducted.
Who sees how much I give to the PAC?
Federal law requires the PAC to report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer for each individual contributor whose aggregate contribution exceeds $200 in a calendar year. This information is publicly available on the FEC’s website, www.FEC.gov.
I gave to AMAC PAC once, isn’t that enough?
AMAC PAC only survives by the generosity of its contributors. Although AMAC PAC greatly appreciates a contribution of any size, the more collective funds the AMAC PAC has, the stronger and more influential it is on Capitol Hill. AMAC PAC encourages giving what you can, when you can. We must continue to develop and maintain AMAC’s contacts, relationships, and allies on Capitol Hill. Unfortunately, it is not a one-time contribution that will do this job, rather continuous support builds and solidifies relationships.
Does the AMAC PAC report its contributions and expenditures?
Yes. AMAC PAC operations are transparent and compliant with all applicable laws. Because they are regulated by the FEC, PACs are considered the most transparent form of political involvement. AMAC PAC activity is reported on a quarterly basis and publicly disclosed on the FEC website, www.FEC.gov.
Where does all the money go?
Your contribution to AMAC PAC is deposited directly into a segregated AMAC PAC bank account solely used for AMAC PAC financial activity. Checks are issued to select committees and caucuses and Members of Congress that fit into the giving strategy approved by the AMAC PAC Board of Directors. PAC funds received from AMAC PAC are regulated and monitored closely by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to ensure dollars are spent appropriately and not used for unethical or illegal purposes.
Who Can Contribute to the AMAC PAC?
- Minors under the age of 18, if voluntary and the contributed funds are owned and controlled by the minor
- Limited Liability Companies that did not elect to be taxed as a corporation
- Single member LLCs that did not elect to be taxed as a corporation, where contributions are attributed to the single member, not the LLC
- Partnerships that do not have corporations as partners, where each contribution is allocated to each partner’s contribution limit
- Political party and political action committees
- Nonconnected PACs
Who Cannot Contribute to the AMAC PAC?
- Corporations, including nonprofit organizations and churches
- Labor organizations
- Federal government contractors
- Foreign nationals who are not admitted for permanent residence in the United States
- Contributions made by one person in the name of another
- LLCs that have publicly traded stock or are treated as corporations under the IRS code
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