- What is a PAC?
PAC stands for “Political Action Committee” which is an independent organization that is able to collect financial contributions from individuals like you and direct those funds with the intent of influencing certain key elections and legislation that impact our shared goals. In New Jersey, PACs are referred to as Continuing Political Committees (CPCs).
- Why should I give to NJPHIPAC rather than contribute directly to a candidate’s election fund?
By giving to NJPHIPAC, you will be supporting a coordinated statewide strategy designed to elect legislators who support the PACs mission.
When many individuals contribute to a PAC, even small contributions begin to add up in a big way. Instead of your money (and your concerns) getting lost in the shuffle, all of us who share the same cause can pool our resources and make sure our money makes an impact.
It’s NJPHIPACs job to size up the political landscape so we can apply the right amount of money in the right place at the right time. By working together this way, we work smarter and more successfully.
An individual can also contribute more money annually to a PAC versus an individual political candidate.
- How much can I contribute annually to the NJPHIPAC?
An individual can contribute a maximum of $7200 per year to a PAC. Keep in mind, while large contributions are great, small contributions are the lifeblood of a grassroots PAC like ours. Contributions of any size are especially important because elected officials are aware of not only how much money a PAC raises but the number of voters the PAC represents. This is another form of political currency which helps the PAC have a greater impact in achieving our mission.
- Is my contribution to NJPHIPAC tax deductible?
No. Contributions made to PACs are not tax deductible.
- Does NJPHIPAC report its contributions and expenditures?
PAC operations are transparent and compliant with all applicable laws. Because they are regulated by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, PACs are considered the most transparent form of political involvement. As required by law, PAC activity is reported on a quarterly basis and disclosed on the NJ ELEC website: https://www.elec.nj.gov
- What criteria does the PAC use to determine which candidates to support?
PAC support is based on a variety of factors, including, but certainly not limited to: candidates’ support of our legislative issues, key committee assignments, bill sponsorship and co-sponsorship, and sustained constituent relationships.
- Is my contribution to the PAC individually reported?
State law requires NJPHIPAC to report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer for each individual who contributes. This information is available on the NJ ELEC Website: https://www.elec.nj.gov
- How do I make a contribution to NJPHIPAC?
Contributions can be mailed to NJPHIPAC at P.O. Box 1547, Paramus, New Jersey 07653 or you can click here to make a single or recurring (ie: monthly) contribution.
- How else can I help?
While financial contributions are the most useful way for a PAC to be successful, it is also vital to have “boots on the ground” to aid in pivotal campaigns during the election season. To support the efforts of NJPHIPAC, please click here to be added to our mailing list.