FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION
Supporting Federal Candidates: A Guide For Citizens
If you are an employee, stockholder or member of a corporation or labor union, you may use the organization's facilities - for example, the phone - in connection with your volunteer activities, subject to the rules and practices of the organization. The activity, however, cannot prevent an employee from completing normal work; nor can it interfere with the organization's normal activity.
If your activity exceeds "incidental use" of the facilities - one hour a week or four hours a month - you must reimburse the corporation or union the usual and normal rental charge within a commercially reasonable time. If you use the organization's equipment to produce campaign materials for a candidate, you must reimburse the organization regardless of how much time you spend. Any reimbursement you make to a corporation or union for the use of its facilities is considered a contribution from you to the political committee that you are helping.
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