Political action committees (PACs) sponsored by corporate-based trade associations, like ASA PAC, are required by federal law to obtain a corporate member company’s approval before asking eligible individuals to join or informing them about PAC-related activities.
This may seem unusual given that ASA PAC is funded by personal contributions, but it is the law.
A corporate member company may grant prior authorization by having an authorized representative of the company complete the ASA PAC Prior Authorization Form.
Granting ASA PAC prior authorization does not obligate anyone in a company to make a financial commitment nor does it preclude employees of the company from contributing to local, state, ideological or national member PACs. It simply gives eligible employees the opportunity to learn more about ASA PAC and to make a choice whether or not to provide their support.
Please click here to download ASA's Prior Authorization form.