Most associations are involved in advocacy work; as such, association leaders and staff members spend time meeting and educating congressional members or their staff on the issues important to their membership. Being able to contribute to Congressional member’s campaigns provides a higher level of access if coordinated with related events that offer an opportunity to speak directly to the member. Many organizations form a separate segregated fund, commonly referred to as a Political Action Committee (PAC) to achieve this purpose. Corporations by themselves are not able to make political contributions pursuant to the Federal Election Campaign Act.
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