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AmericanHort Political Action Committee



Why Support AmericanHort PlantPAC?

AmericanHort Political Action Committee (PlantPAC) enables leaders in horticulture to help elect and re-elect Congressional candidates who support policies that enable businesses like yours to perform, grow, and prepare for the future. With your support, a successful PlantPAC gives our industry a strong voice and is a key part of the success of the AmericanHort advocacy program. 

Critical First Step – Prior Approval

Political action committees (PACs) sponsored by corporate-based trade associations, like AmericanHort PlantPAC, are required by federal law to obtain a corporate member company’s approval before asking eligible individuals to join or informing them about PAC-related activities.

Please fill out our online Prior Approval Form below.

Strength in Numbers

When like-minded people demonstrate their full engagement in the political process, legislators are more apt to listen. And, by contributing to PlantPAC, you remind candidates that our industry touches every community in the nation. The simple fact is that it takes significant resources to successfully run for federal office.  PlantPAC helps to ensure that candidates who support our industry’s small and family farms and businesses can succeed.  AmericanHort PlantPAC is funded solely by individual and personal contributions to support candidates in compliance with federal law. 

AmericanHort PlantPAC  – FAQ

Q: Who is eligible to contribute?
A: According to Federal Election Commission regulations, any salaried personnel that are U.S. citizens, including shareholders, retirees and family members, of an AmericanHort member business, can be eligible to contribute.

Q: How do I start?
A: To support PlantPAC, you must first complete the online PlantPAC authorization form. Then, you will be eligible to contribute.  Contributions must be personal/individual.  Amounts are voluntary, and subject to federal limits.  
Q: How are PlantPAC funds spent? 
A: AmericanHort PlantPAC funds are used solely for the purpose of contributing directly to federal candidates. PlantPAC is bipartisan; we support candidates whose positions and decisions impact the horticulture industry. Contribution targets are reviewed by leaders serving on the AmericanHort Industry Advocacy and Public Policy Committee. Factors considered are candidate support of issues important to AmericanHort members, as well as a candidate’s committee assignments and voting record.

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By clicking the box below, I hereby authorize the AmericanHort Political Action Committee (PlantPAC) to solicit me for personal contributions during the calendar year(s) indicated by my signature. I also verify that the AmericanHort Political Action Committee is the only trade association whose PAC is authorized to solicit in the years marked.

Personal contributions to AmericanHort PAC are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Your contribution must be a personal check, credit card or a sole proprietorship only. Corporate checks and corporate credit cards are prohibited by federal law. Amounts included herein are merely suggestions. An individual is free to contribute more or less than the guidelines suggested, but may not contribute more than $5,000 per election cycle. Federal law requires that our committee report the full name, address, occupation, and company name of each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year.

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