About the NC TAW PAC
- What is PAC?
- What is NC TAW PAC?
- Who can contribute to the NC TAW PAC?
- How much can be contributed to the NC TAW PAC?
- What is the purpose of NC TAW PAC?
Becoming a Supporter
- Why a PAC?
- Who can give to a PAC?
- Where can I contribute to NC TAW PAC?
- Why support NC TAW PAC ?
- Help, I have more questions!
What is PAC?
Political Action Committee (PAC) — A political committee organized for the purpose of raising and spending money to elect and defeat candidates.
Most PACs represent business, labor or ideological interests. PACs can give $5,000 to a candidate committee per election (primary, general or special). They can also give up to $15,000 annually to any national party committee, and $5,000 annually to any other PAC. PACs may receive contributions of up to $5,000 from any one individual, PAC or party committee per calendar year.
A PAC must register with the FEC within 10 days of its formation, providing name and address for the PAC, its treasurer and any connected organizations.
PACs have been a key part of the American political system since 1944, when the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) formed the first one to raise money for the re-election of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The PAC’s money came from voluntary contributions from union members rather than union treasuries, so it did not violate the Smith Connally Act of 1943, which forbade unions from contributing to federal candidates. Although commonly called PACs, federal election law refers to these accounts as “separate segregated funds” because money contributed to a PAC is kept in a bank account separate from the general corporate or union treasury.
Many politicians also form Leadership PACs, which are not technically affiliated with the candidate, as a way of raising money to help fund other candidates’ campaigns. Leadership PACs are often indicative of a politician’s aspirations for leadership positions in Congress or for higher office. [Source: www.opensecrets.org]
About the NC TAW PAC
Who can contribute to the NC TAW PAC?
Only Green Card holders and U.S. Citizens can contribute personal funds. Business entities and non-green card-holders are prohibited by law to contribute.
How much can be contributed to the NC TAW PAC?
Up to $5,000 per person, per year. All contributions are welcomed ($10, $25, $50, $100, $250, $500…$5,000).
What is the purpose of NC TAW PAC?
The immediate goal of NC TAW PAC is to raise money from US citizens of Turkish descent and American friends of Turkey in order to make political contributions to the campaigns of national and regional politicians who support the interests of Turkish Americans.
The funds raised through the NC TAW PAC are used to support both the Democratic and Republican Parties and congressional, state and local candidates. There is still more work to do; it is time to raise the volume of the Turkish American voice.
Becoming a Supporter
Political action committees (PAC) like NC TAW PAC are able to raise and spend money to elect and defeat political candidates throughout the United States. PACs can give $5,000 to a candidate committee per election (primary, general or special). They can also give up to $15,000 annually to any national party committee, and $5,000 annually to any other PAC.
PACs are legally established by Congress. The PAC system allows the public to know who contributes and who receives money. It is set up to establish an open, honest system by which people can come together to support or oppose candidates.
PACs have been a key part of the American political system since 1944, when the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) formed the first one to raise money for the re-election of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. While there are many active Turkish American non-profits in the U.S., they are prohibited by law from supporting or becoming involved with political candidates. NC TAW PAC is a venue that allows Turkish Americans to engage in expressing themselves through supporting political candidates who share their interests.
Due to the government restrictions on individual giving and the limited political spending any one Turkish American is capable of, one Turkish American is not able to make a significant impact through their political contributions. But by banding together to support NC TAW PAC, the voice of Turkish Americans in the political process can be magnified, and their interests heard loud and clear by American politicians.
PACs may receive contributions of up to $5,000 from any one individual, other PAC or party committee per calendar year.
Where can I contribute to NC TAW PAC?
It is very simple, just click here to contribute through online payment system, or you can always mail (form – in progress) us a check.
Support NC TAW PAC and the Ten Thousand Turks campaign if you want the following:
- A strong US-Turkish relationship
- Balanced dialogue on global and regional issues impacting US-Turkish relations
- To ensure the views of Turkish Americans are heard in the political arena
- Opportunities to interact with friends of Turkey and Turkish Americans
- Turkish Americans serving in public office
Turkey plays a central role in enhancing US national security interests and that this decades-old partnership has served the interests of both nations well. It is a time-tested alliance which needs to be strengthened and protected not only for the benefit of both nations, but also for the world. Working together Turkish Americans can support the advancement of policies that make sense for foreign policy, trade, human rights, security and democratic values.
Please feel free to contact our Treasurer Tuba Firincioglu-Apaydin, at firstname.lastname@example.org.