Joining Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) as one of our PAC distributors and making a donation to our political campaign funds can be an excellent way to support your industry. You can reduce costs and improve operational efficiency in the long run by investing in a political candidate who cares about the growth of businesses in heavy equipment distribution.
Before contributing to a campaign, it’s important to understand all our policies and the rules we follow when gathering donations from members. Send us a contribution by filling out our PAC solicitation consent form below.
Become a PAC Distributor
The heavy equipment industry changes every day, and the political figures in charge of setting federal policies can impact the direction of these changes. By signing a PAC solicitation consent form, you can help support a political candidate, policymaker or lawmaker who has a positive vision for equipment regulatory policies and infrastructure programs.
Learn more about the AED PAC and get the latest industry news by viewing our reviews, research and insights in CED Magazine.
What Is the PAC Solicitation Consent Form?
The PAC solicitation consent form is a document all our members must sign before they can donate funds to our political endeavors. If you or your employees want to support a federal candidate whose ideas of the equipment industry align with yours, you need to fill out the information on this form.
It only takes a few minutes to provide your information, sign the form and send it in. This makes it legal for us to accept your donation according to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971.
What Is the Federal Election Campaign Act?
The Federal Election Campaign Act is a 1971 law that regulates financing and fundraising for federal political campaigns. This act restricts the amount of money that organizations can devote to a candidate during a single election. Since the act was passed, it has been amended several times — most notably in 1974 after the Nixon Watergate Scandal.
According to the FECA, an individual can contribute a maximum of $1,000 for a candidate’s campaign per election. When in partnership with a political committee, an individual or group can donate up to $5,000 per election. These regulations help protect the integrity of campaign financing endeavors during election times.
What You Agree to by Giving Us Your Solicitation Consent
All our PAC distributors need to give us their written consent if they plan on making a monetary donation to our political cause. The consent form confirms that we have your permission to accept money from you or your employees and use it to support election campaigns.
In addition, you acknowledge that your donation will come from personal funds and that you are not affiliated with any other political action committees. As long as you agree to these terms, we will be happy to provide any information you need about our PAC distributor opportunities.