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FAQs

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Founded by Quintus Jett, Rondi Frisch, and Jeff Miller, we are early adopters of Andrew Yang’s vision and longtime members of the Yang Gang. We love his platform as much as you do and we feel your pain when limited time, limited access to supplies, and unclear information hinders your support.
Our mission is to maximize direct voter contact by equipping and empowering entrepreneurial grassroots supporters of Andrew Yang’s vision for America.
We offer a number of things, including and not limited to: assistance during ideation and proposal development, mini-grants and project underwriting, materiel support, strategic coordination, iterative problem solving, and more. We’re a trusted resource to help you achieve your grassroots goals.
Yeah, let’s get a beer! The key is to remember that as an employee, you will be interacting with us on a strictly social basis. As a volunteer, we have more flexibility in discussing your personal plans and how we can help.
We can discuss anything except privileged or private, especially strategic and/or financial, information regarding a candidate, a candidate’s committee, or a candidate’s campaign.
Any entrepreneurial supporter of Yang’s vision should contact us so we can discuss your projects and see how we might be able to help.

Some campaigns have mistakenly created a policy that focuses on regulating people, not activities. Compliance is about regulating activities, not people.
It’s unfortunate that misinformation tends to spread faster and farther than the truth.

If you seek the truth and want some fun bedtime reading, check out the following directly from the FEC with particular focus on the “Conduct” section:

https://www.fec.gov/help-candidates-and-committees/candidate-taking-receipts/coordinated-communications/

There is a ton of misinformation floating around about Super PACs, so here’s the scoop:

  • A4A is NOT a non-profit and therefore ALL donors and contributions must be disclosed to the FEC as public information. In other words, we WILL NOT take any “Dark Money.” We refuse to play in the gray areas of political fundraising.
  • A4A can accept donations in UNLIMITED amounts from anyone who is eligible to contribute to a federal campaign (ie,a foreign national can NOT contribute, a corporation can NOT contribute).
  • The contributions are NOT tax-advantaged to the donor. All contributions must be reported by A4A to the FEC.
  • Anonymous contributions can NOT be accepted by A4A because at the very least we must report to the FEC the name, employment status, employer if applicable, and the aggregated amount of contributions for every contributor.
  • A4A, in turn, can NOT contribute DIRECTLY to a Campaign Committee (ie Friends of Andrew Yang), however A4A CAN spend money to support the candidate’s run for office or the candidate’s vision and message as long as we are TRANSPARENT that the support was paid for by A4A and not authorized by the candidate or candidate’s committee (for an example, just look at the disclaimer at the bottom of every page of this website).
One of our core principles is transparency. As our organization grows, we will report regularly on both our fundraising and our expenditures right here on our website for all to see. The FEC requires quarterly filing and our next filing date is January 31st, 2020. To see what any political committee raises and spends, just go to www.fec.gov and click the “Campaign Finance Data” header.
Yang supporters know that our candidate doesn’t agree with the Citizens United v. FEC ruling and wants to wash out big-dollar corporate and lobbyist money from elections. In the meantime and in order to compete in 2020, A4A believes we have to play along with the broken rules in order to level the playing field. Supporters of Andrew Yang can’t expect to win without funding comparable to others who’ve already played by the broken rules with their bundlers and high dollar dinners. However, we recognize the inherent hypocrisy and plan to vanish in a puff of smoke right after Andrew Yang is inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States.
This committee intends to make independent expenditures, and consistent with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision in SpeechNow v. FEC, it therefore intends to raise funds in unlimited amounts. This committee will not use those funds to make contributions, whether direct, in-kind, or via coordinated communications, to federal candidates or committees.

Then be sure to ask us here!