UROPAC Guidelines for Political Giving
Contributions to Candidates:
According to federal election law, a political action committee may contribute up to $5,000 per candidate per election. This includes special, run-off, primary, and general elections. For example, a candidate running in a primary and general can receive up to $10,000 from UROPAC ($5,000 for the primary election and $5,000 for the general election), as long as the contributions come before the election for which they have been designated.
PAC Distributions to Members and Political Parties:
The UROPAC Board will create a slate of candidates on an annual basis which UROPAC will designate 70% of its resources per two year election cycle. UROPAC will reserve 30% of its resources to be allocated on an ongoing basis with approval of the Chair and Vice-Chair. In implementing the slate, the Board will convene quarterly conference calls to approve distributions and will strive to allocate PAC resources as follows:
- House Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means Committees
- Senate Finance and HELP Committees
The PAC will encourage:
In any year the allocation of the contributions between the two major parties will be reasonable and balanced.
Support of incumbent Members of Congress whenever possible; supporting a challenger can only be done with the full vote of the Board of Directors.