Political action committee (PAC), in U.S. politics, an organization whose purpose is to raise and distribute campaign funds to candidates seeking political office. PACs are generally formed by corporations, labour unions, trade associations, or other organizations or individuals and channel the voluntary contributions they raise to candidates for elective offices, primarily in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
PACs may also spend their funds on what are termed independent expenditures—defined in law as a message “expressly advocating the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate that is not made in cooperation, consultation, or concert with, or at the request or suggestion of, a candidate, a candidate’s authorized committee, or their agents, or a political party or its agents.”
The LatinX Super PAC's mission is to:
1. Increase LatinX Voter Education, Engagement, and Sense of Urgency in today's pressing LatinX Issues
2. Increase LatinX Representation in all fronts: From local elected representatives to Board of Education and others
3. Increase Local and National
English and Spanish Language Media Visibility to Ballot Issues
Key to the LatinX Community
Super PACs are a relatively new type of committee that arose following the July 2010 federal court decision in a case known as SpeechNow.org v. Federal Election Commission.
Technically known as independent expenditure-only committees, super PACs may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, associations and individuals, then spend unlimited sums to overtly advocate for or against political candidates. Unlike traditional PACs, super PACs are prohibited from donating money directly to political candidates, and their spending must not be coordinated with that of the candidates they benefit. Super PACs are required to report their donors to the Federal Election Commission on a monthly or semiannual basis – the super PAC's choice – in off-years, and monthly in the year of an election.
As of March 11, 2018, 1,822 groups organized as super PACs have reported total receipts of $277,499,421 and total independent expenditures of $46,946,325 in the 2018 cycle.
"I thought that no one could have made it to the WhiteHouse without the latino vote & that’s precisely what happened.
Out of 27 MILLION Latinos eligible to vote in 2016, ONLY 13 million cast their ballots on Election Day"
"At the end of 2016, the Latin American population in the United States was represented by only 1% of the elected officials, despite being the fastest growing community in the entire national territory"
"They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.
"THEY want everything done for THEM"
How is the LatinX Super PAC planning to achieve its mission:
1. Leveraging latest technology & social media vehicles and tools to reach out, engage, connect and bring visibility to our community's key issues to the front
2. Identifying and prioritizing LatinX communities where we can have biggest impact for our time and financial investment in political races and key ballot initiatives/issues
3. Using latest research, analytics and geo-mapping tools to cross reference our targeted communities, races and key ballots initiatives every step of the way and maximize our available funding to gain the most wins for our community