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  • FEC Record: Outreach

FEC to host April 24 webinar for trade association PACs (2019)

March 20, 2019
FEC Webinar on April 24, 2019 providing online training for Trade Associations and their PACs

The Commission will hold a one-day online seminar for trade associations and their political action committees (PACs) on April 24, 2019. Commission staff will conduct several technical workshops on the federal campaign finance laws affecting trade associations and their PACs. Workshops are designed for those seeking an introduction to the basic provisions of the law as well as for those more experienced in campaign finance law.

Attendees can choose one of two options. Option 1 includes three sessions: a morning session, Basics for Beginners, which will introduce federal campaign finance laws, regulations, and reporting requirements to those new to federal committees; and a two-part Trade Association PAC Operations webinar in the afternoon, which will go into much more detail on fundraising and disclosure rules that apply to trade association PACs. Option 2, for those more experienced, includes just the two afternoon sessions.

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.

Registration information

The cost for Option 1 (Basics & Operations) is $80. The cost for Option 2 (Operations only) is $60. 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 Friday, April 19; 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).

Webinar schedule

April 24, 2019

Option 1
Basics for Beginners 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Eastern
Trade Association PAC Operations Part 1 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern
Trade Association PAC Operations Part 2 2:45-4:15 PM Eastern
Option 2
Trade Association PAC Operations Part 1 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern
Trade Association PAC Operations Part 2 2:45-4:15 PM Eastern
  • Author 
    • Isaac Baker
    • Communications Specialist