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  • FEC Record: Outreach

FEC to host additional independent expenditure webinar (2020)

March 5, 2020
Web banner for FEC webinar on independent expenditures on March 18, 2020 and repeated on March 19, 2020

The FEC's March 18 webinar on independent expenditures is nearly sold out. As a result, the Commission has decided to repeat that webinar on Thursday, March 19. Both sessions will be held live, and participants will be able to type questions into a chat box and get answers in real-time from the presenters and chat hosts.

The webinar will cover the rules and reporting requirements that apply to political committees—including Super PACs and Hybrid PACs—individuals and organizations that make independent expenditures. Participants will learn the difference between independent expenditures and coordinated communications, and the consequences of making one rather than the other. We'll also review disclaimer requirements and work through several scenarios to demonstrate how and when to report independent expenditures.

Webinar information

An email containing a link to workshop materials, technical information and additional instructions will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar. Registrants who fail to receive an email should check their spam folder.

Registration information

The cost to attend the webinar is $30. To register, visit the FEC Training Payment page on (the government's secure portal for online payments). A full refund will made for all cancellations received before 5 p.m. Eastern on Monday, March 16; no refunds will be made for cancellations received after that time. Additionally, please note that refunds of automated clearinghouse (ACH) payments are not readily available.

Registration questions

Please direct all questions about the webinar to or call the FEC's Information Division at 1-800-424-9530 (menu option 6).

Learning credits

The FEC will provide all attendees with a letter certifying participation in the webinar, which participants can use to independently apply for CLE or other credits. Email if you have further questions related to educational credit.

Webinar schedule

Independent Expenditure Webinar March 18, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern
Independent Expenditure Webinar March 19, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern
  • Author 
    • Isaac Baker
    • Communications Specialist