Wild Willpower PAC – America’s first “Civil PAC”

What Is A Political Action Committee?

    The term “political action committee” (PAC) generally refers to two distinct types of political committees that can be registered with the Federal Elections Committee:

Separate segregated funds (SSFs)

Nonconnected Committees

About Separate Segregated Funds:

      SSFs are political committees established & administered by (profit or nonprofit) corporations, labor unions, membership organizations, or trade associations.  These committees can only solicit contributions from individuals associated with a connected or sponsoring organization.   

     Corporations, labor organizationsincorporated membership organizations are prohibited from making direct contributions or expenditures in connection with federal elections (2 U.S.C. §44lb).  These organizations may, however, sponsor a SSF (popularly called a “PAC”) which collects contributions from a limited class of individuals & uses this money to make contributionsexpenditures to influence federal elections 11 CFR 100.6.  As the sponsor of the SSF (i.e., its “connected organization”), the corporation, labor organization or incorporated membership organization may absorb all the costs of establishing & operating the SSF including soliciting contributions to it.   These administrative expenses are fully exempted from the Act’s definitions of “contribution” & “expenditure.” 11 CFR 114.1(a)(2)(iii).

        By reading the above sectionyou will more clearly realize why United States Senator Bernie Sanders has been championing “campaign finance reform” so adamantly for so many years, & why it is often said that “corporations buy elections“:

About Nonconnected Committees:

     These PACs are not sponsored by or connected to any of the aforementioned entities, & are free to solicit contributions from the general public. [1]  These PACs are financially independent, which means they must pay for their own administrative expenses using contributions they are able to raise.  Although an organization may spend funds to establish or support a nonconnected PAC, these expenditures are considered contributions to the PAC & are subject to the dollar limits & other requirements of the Act.”

Why the Federal Elections Commission ruled that “Giving Money may be done as a form of Political Expression”:

     Excerpt from the Federal Elections Committee court ruling “Buckley v. Valeo“:

    “A restriction on the amount of money a person or group can spend on political communication during a campaign necessarily reduces the quantity of expression by restricting the number of issues discussed, the depth of their exploration, and the size of the audience reached.  This is because virtually every means of communicating ideas in today’s mass society requires the expenditure of money. The distribution of the humblest handbill or leaflet entails printing, paper, and circulation costs. Speeches and rallies generally necessitate hiring a hall and publicizing the event. The electorate’s increasing dependence on television, radio, and other mass media for news and information has made these expensive modes of communication indispensable instruments of effective political speech.” [3]

Wild Willpower PAC Plans to Soon Register as a form of Hybrid PAC:

Hybrid PAC – committee that intends to establish a separate bank account to deposit and withdraw funds raised in unlimited amounts from individuals, corporations, labor organizations and/or other political committees, consistent with the stipulated judgment in Carey v. FEC. The funds maintained in this separate account will not be used to make contributions, whether direct, in-kind or via coordinated communications, or coordinated expenditures, to federal candidates or committees. [3]

Wild Willpower PAC will soon register as a New Type of Hybrid PAC called “Civil PAC”:

     Wild Willpower is primarily focused upon spreading knowledge  using The First Amendment in order to help humanity “more wisely & efficiently manage resources in a way which will better serve the needs of humanity, animals, and the ecological needs of native ecosystems”, & also to teach “history & civil law” in such a way which inspires an appreciation for the vital importance of “the protection of human rights” (aka “Civil Rights”).  This is evident via our primary works, which include:

Our National Plan

Educational Materials

We Are Operating Explicitly “For Non-Commercial Purposes”:

     We are not “a commercially-centric organization” specifically because we do not wish to impose strict Admiralty Law as a result of the transmittance of any of the information we’re providing.  This can be done because we are consistently working to help redesign our infrastructure in such a way that humanity will not remain absolutely dependent upon the economic system for the purpose of basic survival- Wild Willpower PAC has been mapping & plotting a course to get from “where we are now” to “where we can be” for several years.

References:

“What is a Political Action Committee?” on the Federal Elections Committee website:  http://www.fec.gov/ans/answers_pac.shtml#pac

“Separate Segregated Funds” (SSFs):  http://bolderadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/The_Connection_Ch4_paywall.pdf

[3]: “Buckley v. Valeo” Federal Elections Committee ruling:  http://www.fec.gov/law/litigation_CCA_B.shtml#buckley

[4]: Federal Elections Commission, “Hybrid PAC”: https://www.fec.gov/help-candidates-and-committees/registering-pac/

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