ABC PAC Prior Authorization Form
Before an individual in the "restricted class" can be asked to contribute to ABC PAC, his or her company's ABC primary contact must have completed an ABC PAC Prior Authorization Form.
The primary contact is defined as the representatives of the corporation with whom the trade association normally conducts the association's activities. At times, this may be the Vice President or Director of Business Relations not a company’s President or Owner.
Please note there are multiple years listed at the bottom of the form. ABC PAC allows member companies to grant up to six years of prior authorization by signing next to the respective year(s). This alleviates the primary contact from having to sign the form each year should they choose to sign all six years.
In the middle of the form, you will notice the statement: “The company may not approve a solicitation by any other trade association for these years.” Federal election law states that a corporate member company of a trade association can only give prior authorization to one trade association PAC per year. By including this on the form, ABC PAC is doing its best effort and due diligence to keep its contributors in compliance. This statement is required by law. If a member company does give prior authorization to more than one trade association PAC in a year, it is doing so at its own risk.