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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

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

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 authorization 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 federal 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.

Submit Your Authorization

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.