FAQs about Immigrants’ List and PAC Donations
What is Immigrants’ List?
Immigrants’ List is a bipartisan Political Action Committee (PAC). Unlike 501(c)(3) or (c)(4) non-profit organizations, PACs can make contributions directly to candidates for office and engage in partisan electoral activities. This allows Immigrants’ List to go to the root of the problem by affecting who is in Congress doing the voting to financially support (or target) individual members of Congress who vote for or against proposed legislation.
What candidates does Immigrants’ List support?
As a bipartisan PAC, Immigrants’ List supports candidates for federal office from both sides of the aisle who are willing to work for better immigration laws.
Who can donate to Immigrants’ List?
Immigrants’ List can accept contributions from U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States (green card holders). As a federally registered PAC, Immigrants’ List cannot accept contributions from corporations, labor unions, foundations, national banks, or federal contractors.
How much can I contribute?
Contributions from $1 to a maximum of $5,000 per calendar year are gladly accepted.
By what methods can I donate?
Click here to make your secure contribution by credit card now. Credit card contributions are also accepted by phone at 202-293-3123. Individuals may send cash or checks made payable to “Immigrants’ List” to: Immigrants’ List, 1555 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036.
Are contributions to Immigrants’ List tax deductible?
No. Contributions to Immigrants’ List are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.
What qualifies as a corporate contribution?
By law, corporations are prohibited from making contributions or expenditures in connection with a federal PAC. PAC are also prohibited from knowingly accepting such contributions. Any direct or indirect payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, or gift of money, or any services, or anything of value qualifies as a contribution.
Certain LLCs & other forms of non-incorporated partnerships may contribute. These contributions, however, count as “in-kind” contributions to IL. The service may not be discounted other than as a normal course of business (i.e. if a business has a coupon for a service) and count against an individual’s annual $5,000 contribution limit.