A: According to Federal Election Commission regulations, to be eligible to contribute to PlantPAC an individual must be a U.S. citizen, that is salaried personnel (including shareholders, retirees and family members) of an AmericanHort member business.
A: Federal law requires all members to first complete an opens in a new windowauthorization form. Once completed, you will be eligible to receive updates on PlantPAC, including invitations to events, and contribute.
A: Contributions must be made by the individual and not reimbursed by any other person or entity. Amounts are voluntary but subject to opens in a new windowfederal contribution limits.
A: AmericanHort PlantPAC funds are used solely for the purpose of contributing directly to federal candidates. PlantPAC is bipartisan and supports candidates whose positions and decisions positively affect the horticulture industry.
Contribution targets are reviewed by leaders serving on the AmericanHort Advocacy Committee. A candidate’s support of issues important to AmericanHort members, committee assignments, and voting record are all considered factors in decisions to contribute.
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.