AO 2014-20: Nonconnected PAC May Accept Uncompensated Services
from Foreign National Volunteers
(Posted 03/25/2015; By Alex Knott)
A nonconnected political action committee (PAC) may accept uncompensated
volunteer services from foreign nationals, including developing website code and
other intellectual property for the PAC’s use. Although foreign nationals are
prohibited from making contributions to political committees, uncompensated
volunteer activity is generally exempt from the definition of contribution. As a
result, the PAC may accept the proposed foreign national volunteer
assistance. Read more...
AO 2014-21: Disaffiliation of Two SSFs
(Posted 02/23/2015; By Myles Martin)
Cambia Health Solutions, Inc. PAC is no longer affiliated with
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association PAC because the relationship between the
organizations has changed. As a result, the two separate segregated funds (SSFs)
no longer share limits on the contributions they receive or make. Read more...
AO 2014-19: Nonconnected PAC May Establish Earmarking Program for
(Posted 01/21/2015; By Myles Martin)
ActBlue, a nonconnected political action committee, may establish separate
“draft funds” and “nominee funds” to accept contributions earmarked for
candidates and prospective candidates who are women. Read more...
AO 2014-18: Two Corporate PACs Are Not Affiliated
(Posted 12/22/2014; By Alex Knott)
The separate segregated funds (SSFs) for Rayonier Inc. (Rayonier) and Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (RYAM) are not affiliated because the companies’ overall relationship reflects independence post-spin-off. Read more...
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