Funny you should ask...
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:
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).